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March 17, 2015 by Leanne Vogel December 7, 2018
The things in your kitchen that are standing between you and thriving health: what they are, why they’re holding you back and how to replace them.
It’s no secret, you’re here because you want something more out of life. You’re committed to improving your health, we all are. It’s likely that you don’t have these items in your house. But I bet your friends or family do. And, with a little information, strategy (I’ll give that to you), and some simple food switches, you and I can help them create a little health of their own.
Sobeys; a Canadian food retailer and blog partner, has included me in their 2015 Freshover Campaign where Canadian health advocates (like me!) work one on one with clients to give their food choices a makeover. Instead of picking a person at random, I chose my parents. Because if there’s anyone in the world that I want to motivate to make healthy decisions, it’s them.
I have a feeling one or both of your parents could benefit from a little (simple) motivation? You could do a Freshover of your very own!
Last Friday, my Mom and I had a Freshover. We went through their pantry and fridge, then headed to Sobeys to find healthier alternatives to the not-so-good products we found in their kitchen.
Before digging through their pantry, I asked my Mom what challenges she and my Dad had…
We sifted through their pantry and fridge looking for the “wins”. You know, to make our visit not so, “you’re doing everything wrong”. My parents have already made huge leaps and bounds when it comes to their health. They use coconut oil for cooking, don’t buy products with HFCS and go for gluten-free options most times.
Then, we moved on to the “problem” foods and I explained; very briefly, why they weren’t so good…
We headed to Sobeys armed with a list of goals and foods.
Solutions to address their challenges…
All in all, our Freshover took 3 hours, start to finish. What I loved about our Freshover experience was that we committed to spending an afternoon talking about health and working toward a goal.
My Mom kept saying, “I’m learning so much, I’m learning so much!”. It was the first time, ever, where she’d gone grocery shopping and looked at the label before placing the item in her cart. Major win.
It’s easy for YOU to do a Freshover of your very own. Set aside an afternoon, go through the things in their pantry that are awesome, the things that need work (based on the 10 items above), go to Sobeys with your list, find the healthier products, get back and stock up the kitchen, and feast!
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HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.