I am Bethany, mother to three picky children who have a cow's milk intolerance and general aversion to vegetables. I am wife to one picky husband who is allergic to fish and many legumes and often shares his children's vegetable aversion.
In 2008, after the birth of my second dairy-intolerant child, we realized that we needed to transition to dairy free-cooking. In the midst of this transition, I also began to address my long-standing emotional overeating issues. Geneen Roth's book Breaking Free from Emotional Eating transformed my relationship with food.
Simultaneously, I began to discover a new nutritional perspective: real food, whole foods, traditional foods. I found joy, peace and satisfaction in my relationship with real, wholesome food and lost 75 pounds.
Our transition away from the standard American diet to a diet of real food, traditionally prepared, has been gradual and is still in process. With my reluctant family members, it has required many baby-steps.
When I am working this hard to feed my family well, when I have success, occasionally I just want to shout it from the metaphorical rooftops here in bloggerville--both in celebration and in hopes that it may help some one else making these transitions.
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