For just under 30 days 95% of my food consumption has come from whole, unrefined foods. This may not seem like such a stretch to some and yet to others it would be the diametrical opposite to what they know and can fathom. For me it was less of a stretch than I imagined.
Taking the steps to eat this way for a prolonged period made clear that it is possible to live this way, even for a busy and budgeted family, but more importantly has proven to me to be the most grounding and satisfying way to eat. I have room to grow in the area of menu planning, because to do it right one needs time to properly prepare the foods. Meaning, I know a couple or more days in advance what I will be preparing so that I can soak, sprout, slow cook or dehydrate whatever it is that I am planning on serving. (Before becoming a Momma, I mostly ate whole raw foods, but since then everything changed and making my way back has been a slow process.)
In truth I was more prepared than I am giving myself credit for. For instance, I bought nuts, raw buckwheat, seeds etc, soaked, sprouted, dehydrated, put into jars and filled my cupboards. Although I didn’t have specific plans for any of the said items, when I craved something I had ingredients that I felt great about using to fill the craving; Chocolate Energy Bars, Raw Apple Spice Grawnola, I made dressings to have on hand and with those made kale chips, zucchini chips, easy salads, I made fermented veggies. There you have it, I didn’t have menus perse, but I did have what to grab from when I wanted something. Feeding my family is where the menu planning would come in handy. Although I can grab at all those foods and make a super satisfying meal, my husband and son are looking for something a little more substantial.
These agreements are changing me habit by habit. Being rigid about each agreement for the month gives me space to reset unserving habits. Although I am not rigid about not eating after 7pm, I no longer eat after dinner (which for me is HUGE). Now that I have completed my second agreement I already feel that eating mostly whole foods and a high percentage raw will be easy and desired since I committed this time to eating that way. I already know I will not be 100% rigid about all whole all the time, because there will be times I want to go out with my family, or will be at a meal where that is not possible. But eating that way 90% of the time, in my own home feels like a given at this point.
My “Agreements” will continue on as I allow for my “Living Vision” to manifest more and more in alignment with the Integrity of All I Am! I honor these practices and humbly bow my head in the face of the next upcoming agreement. I trust spirit will support me in navigating this brand new territory of eating to 80% full. Stay tuned for the agreement coming on March 19th.
Question for the day:
What is a life practice you have been wanting to take on but have skirted around and around?