How to Start Eating Organic Food
It can be quite challenging to change to an all organic diet but it can be done, and contrary to popular belief can be done without spending too much money. The easiest and most healthful way is to start with your fruits and vegetables because those that aren’t organic can contain heavy amounts of pesticides. After you master that, you may want to start changing to other organic foods, and non food products, such as soaps, shampoos, laundry detergent, paper goods and clothing items. You can do this without being wasteful, or starting completely over by using what you have a replenishing with organic products.
Start out by going through all fruits and vegetables, and throw out anything that has expired. You will want to make a list of those items so that you can replace them later on. Throw out any staples, or other food products that have expired. Write a list of these items for future reference.
Take your list and buy new products to replenish those that were expired, this time however, you’ll be buying all organic products. You will see a slight increase in how much you spend at first because you are replacing the old items with organic, and organic does tend to be more money. To save a little you can shop outlet, discounted or wholesale first, and then buy what you couldn’t find through your local whole foods store, such as Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Oats or Nature Boys.
Consider shopping at a store that specializes in organic products because you will have a more successful experience shopping these stores than your local grocery. Consider buying environmentally friendly cleaners and paper goods because they are more organic, and are biodegradable.
Start replacing all non food items with environmentally friendly ones. Remember to recycle all recyclables. If you would like, switch your pet’s food to organic, encourage people to bring only organic foods to family gatherings, and express the importance of organic foods to your spouse and children so that everyone has an understanding of how important this is to you. Try new organic products, and stay away from high fructose corn syrups, fake sugars, and limit all processed foods.
Don’t get discouraged. If you relapse, you can start again. There will be products that you may not be able to find in an organic form, and that is normal. Not everything will immediately have an organic alternative, and you will need to search for them through different stores. Whenever possible, ask the store to order a product for you if you cannot locate it.