#FromScratch: On Visiting Family

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#FromScratch chronicles Stephie’s nutrition [r]evolution as she switches her thought process from “where should I eat” to “what should I eat”.  Follow her series as she braves the supermarket, starts to cook and explore a new way of eating.


Twelve days into my nutrition [r]evolution, I traveled to visit family, [and] I found myself attempting to navigate a black or white, all in or all out, impossible ‘nutritional expedition’ situation.

[Say that 3 times fast: ha!]

Lessons I learned:

  1. Pick what mountain[s] you’re willing to die on: is maintaining your clean diet more important than 46+ years of relationship with your family?
  2. Given #1, exert influence when you can. [For example, I controlled breakfast and snacking. Thus, I made fruit smoothies for breakfast, and I snacked on hummus and celery instead of snickerdoodles.]
  3. Like it or not, food is emotionally charged: deal with it!
  4. Being a gracious guest will make you a better host[ess]
  5. Social connectedness, relationship: it’s EVERYTHING to me. So, while I’m all IN to go all OUT with regard to a clean, anticancer diet, I chose to eat within the grey for a few days.



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One Comment

  1. Anti-Cancer Club
    Anti-Cancer Club / November 15, 2016 at 12:29 pm /Reply

    When I think of family favorites, NONE of them are anti-cancer! That fabulous french potato gratin with butter, cream and gruyere! Rib roast. A cheese course after dinner! But if I ate this today, my body would come to a dead stop in an insulin coma. All in all, not the worst way to go…

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