Comments on: Healthy, Local, Fresh http://www.afrobella.com/2009/06/18/healthy-local-fresh/ Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:14:09 +0000 hourly 1 By: nyc/caribbean ragazza http://www.afrobella.com/2009/06/18/healthy-local-fresh/#comment-249600 Mon, 22 Jun 2009 12:10:55 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=1326#comment-249600 I read Pollan’s book and it’s excellent.

That some would complain that the First Lady’s garden is “elitist” tells you how messed up American culture is about food.

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By: warrior11209 http://www.afrobella.com/2009/06/18/healthy-local-fresh/#comment-249355 Sat, 20 Jun 2009 17:39:22 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=1326#comment-249355 Our First Family is setting an excellent example of a healthy lifestyle.
I have given up meat and dairy products – no I did not do it overnight;just slowly changed the way I ate over the last 4 yrs. The key for me is that I try to eat whatever fruits and veggies are in season- I live near 3 farms so this is easy for me- unfortunately reasonably prices healthy food is not available to all people in this nation and that is a tragedy.
Add to this – I am exercising 6 days per week. The exercising is something that I have added for the last 3 yrs, now that my children are older it is easier to workout arond their schedule.

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By: pets http://www.afrobella.com/2009/06/18/healthy-local-fresh/#comment-249301 Sat, 20 Jun 2009 00:57:14 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=1326#comment-249301 About 8 years ago when I last visited Mylz and Paige I took them down to the garden centre and we bought packets of seeds – carrots, tomatoes and some other veggies came back home & split jalitre (2 litre soda pop) bottles lengthwise to make troughs – sowed our seeds & put the empty packet attached to lollysticks in each so we would know what was in each trough..from that he graduated to planting potatoes in his Surrey back yard and attending the Royal Horticultural Society show in Chelsea London. From 2 years old he loved being in the garden. So if you start with children from an early age and have them help and choose which plants etc to grow you have them hooked for life.

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By: Nikki http://www.afrobella.com/2009/06/18/healthy-local-fresh/#comment-249184 Thu, 18 Jun 2009 22:11:46 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=1326#comment-249184 I make a conscious effort to eat at least four servings of fruit along with a good sized green salad before I allow myself to eat any other food for the day. I also drink one gallon of water throughout the day and find it suppresses my appetite and increases my energy.

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By: b. http://www.afrobella.com/2009/06/18/healthy-local-fresh/#comment-249182 Thu, 18 Jun 2009 21:08:34 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=1326#comment-249182 Thanks for the post, ‘Bella. And thanks for the link, Ope.

I’ve got to “move it move it” for real and better monitor my diet.

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By: Ope http://www.afrobella.com/2009/06/18/healthy-local-fresh/#comment-249178 Thu, 18 Jun 2009 20:07:25 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=1326#comment-249178 Absolutely. I think Mrs.O is setting a great example, especially by noting the effects that bad eating habits are having on our black and hispanic children. Keep it going Michelle.

Also, everyone should go see this new documentary Food Inc( http://www.foodincmovie.com/) cuz it will get you really thinking about what you’re putting in your mouth. I wrote a review of it on my blog:http://panafya.com/2009/fit-nut/scared-straight-food-edition-food-inc-review/

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