Choices is excited to jump start your journey toward a healthy 2018!   

Over the next 12 weeks, we will offer a weekly Real Food Revolution tip to keep processed food off your plate, encouraging a gradual shift AWAY from unhealthy sugar/salt/fat ladened foods and TOWARD real food.  Simple changes in your daily choices can make a big difference. Join us for the Rockford Real Food Revolution!  Tips will appear on our Facebook page and on our website. If you would like these tips to come directly to your email inbox, you can sign up below.

This week's focus:  Motivation and Education

Know Your Food

We all have different reasons for wanting to make healthier choices. Lose weight.  Improve overall health.  Set an example of healthy eating for your family.  Whatever the reason,  keep that front and center.  Write it on a post-it, index card, or even a paper scrap and keep it in a prominent place where you see it every day.  Making a commitment to real food is a daily choice. 

What exactly is "REAL FOOD?"  Michael Pollan, an award winning food writer, shares his thoughts on how we can make better food choices for ourselves and for the environment.

EDUCATION

Know what’s in your food.  Read the labels in your pantry and refrigerator--especially the ingredient labels.  How many of the ingredients would you actually use if you were cooking it yourself?  

Learn how to read ingredient labels so you really know what you and your family are eating. 100 Days of Real Food's Lisa Leake shows you how to read the fine print.

Read books, visit websites, and watch films that explain the implications of eating processed foods and the benefits of transitioning to a diet of real foods. Learn about GMO's.  What are they and how do they affect us and our environment? 

Filmmaker and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and how they affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice. 

The public library has a wide variety of books on this topic (authors:  Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, Kris Carr, Robyn O'Brien) and in a variety of formats; including digital, CD and hard cover.

WEBSITES FOR INFORMATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT

There are many websites out there to support you in your journey to make healthier choices.  Below are a few of our favorites!

100 Days of Real Food         Living Non-GMO     Happily Unprocessed    Forks Over Knives

Click here to visit our website and view trailers for other informative documentaries that Choices Natural Market can make available to anyone who is interested.  If you would like to view any of the full movies, you can stop by the store and ask one of our team members for details.

CONGRATULATIONS ON JOINING THE ROCKFORD REAL FOOD REVOLUTION AND WORKING TOWARD A HEALTHIER 2018!

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