This is the text of the talk I gave at my kids’ school assembly, to all the parents and kids that were present for the Fall Festival last Friday night.
There are two main approaches or philosophies when it comes to food.
The first, the one we’re most familiar with, is the Subtraction Model:
We make decisions based on what we’re told to remove from our diet:
The second food Philosophy focuses more on what your food puts into you: vitamins, minerals, good, sustainable energy. An Addition Model.
If your best friend shows up at the door with ice cream and a new game, you want the door to let that person in. If the dog makes a mess on your carpet, you want that same door to open to get the mess out of your house.
Now, out of those two images, if you imagined yourself in both, which one had you moving faster?
I’m thinking the dog-mess for me, because if she’s really my best friend, she’ll still be there if I don’t open the door right away.
This was the easiest place for me to start my growing awareness of nutrition and healthy eating.
For me it was cutting gluten and soy,
The result was losing weight and getting rid of my migraines, so you can understand I was motivated.
But it was also hugely stressful because it meant changing the way I ate, and learning a whole new skill set.
You probably don’t want to start at the gluten-and-soy level, but I’m asking you– to consider—cutting three things that will give your entire family a boost in healthy living: Continue reading