No, I’m not going to talk about song lyrics nor laundry…but I am going to talk about food!  I began changing my eating habits around 16 years ago.  But, being a working mom and my husband being fairly particular about his food, sometimes it just gets burdensome to think about what food I’m preparing or if we’re eating out more than we should.  So, even knowing what I know…and teaching about organic/clean eating in my Eat Well workshop every 3 months here at Clearview, and daily helping people figure out how to regain their health…I still needed something really simple to help me make a decision in the moment of whether I will or will not put a certain food into my body.  So, this the deal,

4 out of every 5 things I eat per day need to check-off a minimum of 1 of these:

Is it fresh?   Is it clean?

If I can check off both Fresh & Clean = VICTORY!  Obviously, very few of us will eat this way 100% of the time, but for me & my life right now…80% is my goal & it is working!  Here’s my guideline…

Fresh means fresh, pretty straight-forward…foods that are not boxed, not canned, not processed, not pre-made, nor pre-cooked.  

Clean means that it’s organic, non-GMO, no toxic ingredients, no additives of any kind like preservatives or dyes, and always Biblically clean.  That’s right! God actually tells us what animals He created for food and which ones He did not create for us to eat.  Notice in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 the animals He lists as “not food for you” are bottom-feeders, carnivores, and the ‘garbage-trucks’ of the land and sea and air. I just whole-heartedly believe that our Creator knows how & why He created each animal, and He knows WAY more than I do, so if He says it’s not food, I’m going with Him 🙂

For me, this “Fresh & Clean” question has given so much freedom and a simple-to-remember checklist (only 2 questions to ask myself!) and I can make sure that 4 out of 5 things I choose to eat meet those criteria.  We get 1 body in this lifetime; we have to take care of it!  Fuel your body well!!!