No, Real Food Families is not a diet.
Here at Real Food Families, we believe that no two families are the same and that there is no one way of eating that suits everyone. Therefor, we do not suggest one particular way of eating for everyone.
Check out “What is Real Food” to see exactly what Real Food Families is all about.
Can I afford to eat this way?
This really depends on you and what your priorities are. Many people tell me they can’t afford to eat Real Food, but they buy takeaway twice a week, or upgrade to the latest phone as soon as it comes out. I believe that eating this way is a priority for me and my family – you can’t put a price on your health!
If you are on a tight budget, you can still afford to eat Real Food. Our 7 Ways to Eat Real Food on a Budget blog post provides lots of tips on how to save money.
How do I deal with family and friends not understanding why I want to feed my family this way?
When my family first started making changes to the way we ate and seeing such awesome benefits, I just wanted to shout it from the roof tops! I loved my friends and family so much, I wanted them to make these changes too. Unfortunately, many of them did not want to listen to my advice – in fact, they told me I was pushy and rude.
So, instead of “preaching”, I just went on my way, eating Real Food and learning as much about nutrition as I could (I am studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional Medicine). My new approach with family and friends is “Be the change you want to see in the world – Mahatma Gandhi”.
I would advise anyone to just do what is right for you. You can not force anyone to change if they don’t want to, and what is ‘right’ for you, may not necessarily be ‘right’ for someone else.
How do I get my kids to eat Real Food?
One step at a time! If your children are used to eating highly processed foods and you want to introduce more Real Food to them, then be patient and take it slowly. It can take anywhere from 10-15 times for a child to try a new food before they learn to like it. Introduce one new food at a time, allow them too choose some of the new foods you want them to eat and involve them in the cooking process. Children are far more likely to try new foods if they have had some say in the matter.
Never force your child to eat any type of food. This only breeds mistrust and possibly a long-term negative relationship with food.
For more ways to get your kids eating Real Food, have a read of our article “How to Use Real Food to Connect with Your Kids“.
Can I eat Real Food if my family has allergies?
Can you recommend any good recipe books?
Check out my list of recommended books and websites here…