Welcome to my world. It’s chaos. Most of the time.
Here’s a usual morning, in the life of Lisa Corduff:
The baby wakes waaaay too early and hangs from me for the rest of the morning, no time for a blow dry (there’s barely enough time for a shower), my husband is running around shirtless because the mountain of washing hasn’t been sorted and the kids are refusing breakfast (they all loved the same thing yesterday?!?!).
I’m Mum to three gorgeous (filthy) kids, the eldest is four. Seriously? I know, what were we thinking!
These three precious (filthy) kids were the catalyst for the journey into wholefoods. When it came time to start feeding my first born, I became really curious about what ‘healthy’ meant. Around the same time, my sister, introduced me to the ‘numbers’ on food packaging. Ummm. Horrified!
Who knew the food I grew up eating throughout my eighties childhood (and teen jobs at takeaway restaurants) were actually not all that good for me. In fact, they could barely be called food! There was no bloody way I wanted my kids eating that – and I needed to change some personal habits quick smart.
It was pretty clear I needed to know more about what I was feeding myself, and now, my kids. So, I studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, which only served to confuse the hell out of me!
My eyes were suddenly opened to the crazy world of nutrition. The conflicting, confusing, competing world of nutrition.
I just wanted someone to tell me what to bloody eat! But it seems that everyone has their own way - and their way is the right way! Paleo, Atkins, vegan, raw, sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, LCHF - holy moly - overwhelm - WTF!?
I made a call. One that would change my life forever.
I’d try my best to eat real, whole foods - the best quality I could afford and find. I just couldn’t fathom a future where my family ate these ‘food-like’ products that line our supermarket shelves.
Hahaha... if only it were that easy!
In three years, we have come so far, and we’ll never go back... but I am not there yet. No way. This is a journey. A process. If I’m honest, there are still some packets lurking in the cupboards and I’m still learning how to best raise my kids so they understand food is JOYFUL and not ‘good or bad’.
If you stick around long enough you’ll see I’m messy, disorganised, hilariously funny and witty (heehee) - and I don’t take myself, or my journey, too seriously. I’m no food nazi. I’m not here to preach. Life is too short to let food rule.
Check out my Small Steps to Wholefoods program and join a growing community of people, just like you and me, who understand transitioning to eating nourishing real food might not be all that easy, but each small step is a huge step in the right direction.
Glad to have you here,