I would never tell someone else what to eat because everybody is different.
People come from different places, different cultures, and different times of their lives.
My own process with food is a love affair.
I am one of those fortunate individuals who want to experience many things in life, so I tried a lot of cuisines, used to shop at ethnic groceries, and found out what I liked also agreed with my gut.
I used to be a natural foods cook and a vegan caterer, but that was in my youth when I was in Berkeley CA.
Now I just cook at home for me & my husband because we want to eat healthy but I try to have no judgements about what he or other people eat.
I have a list of things my body loves because all my life I want to pay attention to what my body said to me.
I tried a lot of different diets when I was in high school and college. (Green drinks, macrobiotics, wheat germ fried chicken, and peanut loaves because that was the ideas circulating in my youth.)
First I was a vegetarian, then a pescatarian, and then I just wanted to eat from an organic garden, because no matter what I ate, if I ate fresh food: I felt better.
Not everybody can have their own garden, but some of us, if we try can, find fresh vegetables and healthy fruits to eat instead of processed food. And we can eat local foods instead of stuff flown in or driven to us from from far away.
Sadly, American food is fast, but not too healthy. Too many fries, hamburgers, and pizzas may lead to obesity and diabetes later in life. Too much plastic wrap is bad for the environment, and if you had the ability to eat better, you would.
Now this is the best thought I have ever had in my life, and my favorite massage therapist said this to me, “Guilt is an overrated emotion.”
Every day you wake up, and you get a new chance at living a better life. Your body, your thoughts, and your heart will lead you to a better place. Be helpful, harmless, and listen to others, and you will be happy, healthy, and well.