Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Being Me - Week 10

The topic for Week 10 of Being Me was Eating Fresh. And since we already know that I'm trying very hard to eat only REAL food - difficult lately because it is definitely ice cream weather - this topic is all too familiar for me.
I chose to do a collage of many different "healthy" food pictures taken from magazines and paired that with several quotes and a really random variety of letter stickers and rubons. And when I had it all together, I splattered paint all over it  - reminiscent of the mess you'd make while cooking or during a food fight. Wetter paint (the red and orange) got me droplets. Very think paint (white) got me the stringy splatter that I absolutely love on this page!  And by the way, splattering paint is FUN! :)

My quotes are:

1. "Let food be thy medicine." ~ Hippocrates.  Very apt considering how much changing my diet has lessened my fibro symptoms.

2. "If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." ~ Thomas Jefferson.  And he may have said that a long time ago, but it is even more true now. What passes as the "Standard American Diet" or "Conventional Wisdom" right now requires that the bulk of our diet be comprised of grains.  As I learned from my paleo/primal eating experiment, it was all those grains that were making me so sick. Not saying it is the answer for everyone, but sure made a difference for me.

3. "We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are." ~Adelle Davis.  Hear, hear!

9 comments:

Amy said...

I've been eating grains again and I am so tired and run down - I find that the thought of changing again is what's holding me back, and that is so stupid because I know I will feel better ... I think convenience gets the better of me!

scrappyjacky said...

Too much ice cream here as well!!

debs14 said...

Chocolate is my guilty pleasure! I am trying hard to eat more healthy since my holiday and my digestion is thanking me for it. Having to keep busy to stop myself from snacking so much!
Great idea for a page and I bet you had fun splashing that paint around.

Sian said...

Too much icecream here at the moment too, so this is a timely reminder!

It's so good to hear that changing your diet has made such a difference

Barbara Eads said...

I love the compare and contrast nature of your layout. Plus when you added the paint and said it reminded you of a food fight, that made me laugh. Exactly how many food fights have you participated in??

Missus Wookie said...

I like the colourful and splattery look to your page - great quotes.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

What fun food pages, Cheri. I love that you used the caption "You are what you eat" as it's something I truly believe in. I smiled at your comparison of the spattered paint to a food fight. :o)

MonicaB said...

Love your page and your quotes! I'm big on making wise choices on what you eat and I believe you can not go by what the government says because there is too much big business controlling that. I haven't tried the paleo diet but I'm interested in giving it a try.

Melissa said...

Great collage & the paint is perfect for the messy-ness of cooking. We've been working on healthier eating this summer & it definitely helps us feel better. (Of course, I got totally off track while I was sick! sigh)