It’s really nice that eating simply is also eating very healthfully. By eating simply I mean:
- Meat and fish according to your personal needs. I for one have better energy when I do eat some meat, including lamb or beef. I didn’t realize the basis for this till I learned about different metabolic types. Select organic as much as possible.
- Avoiding additives and other chemicals. This includes all the sweeteners that substitute for sugar.
- Minimizing simple carbohydrates like sugars of all kinds, especially HFCS or high-fructose corn syrup. White flour is just empty calories.
- Drinking enough water.
It does cost more to purchase organic foods. Simple living is not in my eyes the same as cheapest possible living. I would rather save on something else in my household overhead and eat the best ingredients I can. Not only is this best for my health and the earth, it tastes better too!
Cooking from scratch with these real ingredients does not have to take a lot of time. A crockpot, for example, makes delicious stews that you can throw together in the morning. It uses just a small amount of electricity, and you come home to a great meal… or if you are home, you get to enjoy the aromas all day.