I was lost and starving

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The other day, I drove upstate New York to meet someone (my wife is selling everything we own on craigslist). It was good to get out of the city for the day and slow down.
By the time I arrived, I was starving and curious to see what the town had to offer.
Much to my surprise, my choices were limited.
There was a Taco Bell, a Wendy’s, and an all you can eat Chinese Buffet (learned my lesson on that one too many times).

As my stomach rumbled, I continued to drive in hopes of finding a healthier option. Fast food options doubled, along with my frustration. (Did I mention I also got lost? Because I did.)

In situations like this, I typically do a little research on my phone to find healthy restaurants in the area or resort to exploring the nearest grocery store.

In my opinion, times have to be pretty desperate to hit up T-Bell for a chimichanga or Micky D’s for a salad. So the grocery store it was!

The Apple Farm grocery store was “bare essentials” to say the least, but their prices were phenomenal.

I left with a pint of blueberries, a pack of dried figs, and a few rolled grape leaves stuffed with rice.

Yes, I know, a random lineup, but it was real food and enough to hold me over until I got home.

The total cost, $4.97! I almost considered moving there just for the prices.

Was my lunch ideal? Probably not.

I ate enough figs to exceed the recommended daily sugar doses, but my choices were absolutely better than my other options.

The point is this, life is always changing and never perfect.

We must be able to adapt to wherever and whatever circumstances are thrown at us. Often, people beat themselves up for failing to go “all-in” 100% of the time.

Perfect is overrated!

Rather than focusing on how we “cheated”, we must do the best we can with what we have. That’s what produces results.

If the majority of people in our country were able to eat healthy 70% of the time, even 60% of the time, we could dramatically change the health crisis of our nation.

Let that sink in for a second.

We don’t need a huge overhaul in our lives to make changes, just a few minor adjustments over a long period of time.

Where does that start?

By eating real food that is as close to the Earth as possible as often as possible.

With this, we eliminate all the hidden preservatives, sugars, chemicals, and additives that are causing all the health issues we are suffering from.

Sound too simple? I know. We love complicating things, but try it for yourself.

Look at your plate. Where can you make an adjustment?

Try it with your next meal and start there.

Here’s to not being perfect,

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