I am trying to eat clean, NO meat and staying away from anything in the supermarket that contains ingredients that I can not pronounce but my family loves meat and donuts and all the stuff that's bad for you. I try really hard to stay on track so I can continue being active and healthy but how can I do it in a family with a life history of Meat and Potatoes?
Hey JC2017, I hold many certifications in the fitness industry, from exercise mechanics, to specific tools/ (how to use them) and nutrition for sport performance, weight loss and health. My first question back to you is, what is all this for? Weight loss? healthy living? Personal challenge? Vegetarian? why are you not eating meat? Donoughts I can understand, and yes generally supermarket foods that you find in boxes, bags, or labels are generally the processed foods we don't want. But meat in general, unless you are a vegetarian for humanitarian reasons, should have no negative affect on your diet, depending on the portion, and the origins of the meat. Lets call meat what it is, quality protein, and in some cases healthy fat. The healthy fat part does play a huge role as far as the meat coming from the proper source. i.e. Wild alaskan salmon is much better than farm raised. Grass fed bison is much healthier than your regular two-buck chuck at safeway. And your typical chicken isn't as quality as your free range, no hormone added chicken. The old saying you are what you eat, definitely goes for the meat you eat too. But if you trust the source, and know that the meat you are eating also eats natural foods and not hormone induced buffer foods to fatten it up, then you are ok. It generally means making the move in grocery store from safeway to trader joes, to your local butcher and farmers market. I hope this helps. But in regards to your family, whats your role? are you the parent or the child? In any case it's time to call your own shots, do you! and get what you need to succeed. Even if it means squaring off a small sectional in the cubbard and fridge to store your own food. Good luck