Every September I hope/ pray that this will be the fall and winter we make it through without any sickness! But every fall, someone gets it one way or another. What can I do to make our immune systems better? All three girls have been sick already and it’s only the beginning of November. I am feeling defeated.
We try to eat healthy, loading up on fruits and veggies, taking Juice Plus vitamins, limiting the junk+having good hygiene-but it’s never enough. Lately I’ve been feeling the need to make a drastic change. I figured the best way to voice my plan was on here. That way you all can keep us accountable😊. I have decided to attempt to rid ourselves of all refined sugar! Thank you Halloween for making me feel this need!! It is something I have known is terrible for a long, long time. But I have never had the guts to take the plunge. However, seeing this face has made me on fire for a change!
It’s amazing how the junk food can sneak in and before you know it, it’s out of control! I have not mapped out a detailed plan for ridding ourselves of the drug. I have decided I’m going to stop baking with it, snacks will drastically change, and no desserts will contain it. Seeing that holidays are knocking on our door, I am not sure how we will handle it. I feel strongly that there is a time and place for these indulgences- but they need to be treated carefully and as a rare occurrence. It’s important that kids understand this is a special treat, not an every night or even every weekend routine!
I would love any ideas you have. Any recipes your family loves. Or encouragement of any kind! I will try to document our adventure weekly or at least monthly. This will allow me time to reflect and alter our plan. And also, again, keep me accountable! I am excited and nervous to take this big and important step-I have been enjoying my daily homemade espresso with all the caramelly goodness…. But I cannot take my babies being sick! It’s heartbreaking! Immune systems get ready- we are going to build you up!
Thanks for letting me rant. And any helpful feedback is appreciated!