I have flirted with an organic lifestyle for many years. During University, I began to educate myself on farming practices and nutrition and began to sample organic food from the fortnightly farmers’ market. Organic food ticks all of the boxes, apart from price. The care and time takes to grow organic produce inevitably means an increased cost, but this was out of reach for my student budget. But times, they are a-changing.
The chap has given me the go ahead to buy as much organic food as our budget allows for. He’s always shirked the issue in the past, declaring it wasn’t worth the money. From my point of view, good food with high vitamin content is priceless. As long as there is still plenty to eat, I can use our weekly budget of £40 to purchase organic groceries. It takes a certain amount of planning to feed two people organically for that amount, but I do enjoy a good budgetting challenge. Not to mention my needs for gluten free stuff too!
Even though I have more money in my pocket than the past, I find I simply buy more food, not better quality or healthier versions. We have more snacks when we’re feeling flush, and it doesn’t agree with my waistline. I’m hoping by limiting myself to just organic fare, I can maintain a charming figure and feel healthy and vibrant.
Will the extra cost for our day to day food equate to increased vitality and weight loss? It’s too early to tell, but the organic blueberries I had for breakfast this morning tasted so fantastic, I’m already converted!