TAKING BACK YOUR KITCHEN WITH OCEAN ROBBINS
Living in a world with a new food order means digging our heels in deep and taking responsibility for the meals we put on our plates and the companies we support. Food revolutionary, Ocean Robbins dives in deep on the reality of our food systems and the steps we can take to become more conscious consumers who change the world–one bite at a time.
Toxic food System
The reality is, we live in a toxic food culture right now. Many companies are centered around short term pleasure and long term profits. Rather than feeding our families the pure fuel our ancestors savored, we have been spoon-fed mental and physical junk as well agendas by sophisticated marketers who narrow in on a product’s “crave-ability” factor. Sadly, many of these companies want us to be addicted to their products. It is important to recognize the sacredness of our meals and that food is a communion with life.
Ocean Robbins suggests we reconsider our relationship with the foods we eat. Eating real food is a great way to get things started. It is also important to listen to your intuition and reclaim your power. This means getting rid of the junk food so that we can clear out the noise. We all have a unique thumbprint and incredible biochemical individuality, so doing our own research about what foods work best for us is essential. Not every diet works for everyone and we all have different metabolisms and different needs to meet. Find out what works best for yourself. Universally, that means less sugar and less refined flour Consider eating less meat and when you do, be aware of how processes that occurred before consumption. How were the animals treated before they were slaughtered? How were they slaughtered? Try visiting the farms where the creatures came from and always do your homework before eating meat products.
Hunger for Change
Being in sustainable harmony with the universe means crafting a desire and hunger to change our modern food culture for the better. Doing good is contagious. So, what some steps we can take to make this change? Ocean Robbins believes in few simple solutions that can make a big difference:
1. Simply put, add more good stuff and cut out bad stuff. Eat more veggies and get more fiber.
2. Look at the negative situation from a positive perspective. Having a good attitude helps build momentum.
3. Get support. Build a community and connect with other likeminded people who hold each other accountable and call out one another’s strengths.
4. Change where you shop and how you eat. Look for local farmer’s markets, find community supported agriculture, or grow a garden. Eat food that is connected to your ethics and values. Hold large corporations accountable and vote with your dollars.
We can change the world one recipe at a time. Find what you like and enjoy the ride. Remember, sugar is not a reward. Instead substitute it for healthy fats like avocados or nutrient dense broccoli when you are feeling down. When we rewire our brains, we can learn to love the good stuff. Food is just the beginning. It is a door way to a life of passion, purpose, and joy. Eat good, real food. It’s not about being perfect, but it is about being our best.