I have found a new source to tap into. I am finding that I am leaning into the Clean thing. Have you heard of it? It's where you only eat natural foods, free of added sugars, hydrogenated fats, trans-fats and anything else that is unnatural and unnecessary. Many people use this diet as a way to lose weight. Used as a way of life, clean eating can make you feel healthy and full of energy. Now I have not switched over completely but I am transitioning and thrilled about it all.
I know that I am not there yet, mostly because I still love to eat foods from Trader Joe's that's prepackaged. I do it two reasons: (1) because it helps me keep my calories in check, along with my sodium. (2) is because I love to try exotic and new items that I can easily prepare for myself while still cooking dinner for my three boys. It's a time thing. I'm working on it and it's important because I am really seeking to change my way of life and theirs for the better.
Also, I am making a confession. I am on an unnecessary medication and I'm curing myself. Before I was diagnosed as a victim of menopause, I was going through monthly tantrums. For about a week, I would fuss, bicker and roar at my husband and son. I didn't realize that the vicious emotions surfaced around the same time each month or that I was even being cruel- I would just Become.
When I understood what was happening to me, I asked my OB/GYN to put me on something to keep my family from leaving me! LOL I was an emotional wreck and taking it out on them. So she put me on Zoloft. It worked and I stopped man-handling my family... but at what cost?