I have weighed myself each week since returning from the States. I am eating more. Yet, I have lost three kilos (around seven pounds…I think).
Is it all due to walking more? I don’t know. I’m not walking THAT much more considering the fact that I was working in the States and it was physical. I was moving from the time I clocked in until the time I clocked out.
I wonder if it isn’t because the food in the States has so much junk in it? I’m not a scientist. But, you don’t have to be to understand that growth hormones and drugs to make cows produce more milk are bad for you.
The buzz word in France right now is “genetically modified“. We’ll have to wait to see what the conclusion is.
I’m not sure about where I stand in this debate. One thing I am sure about is that I and all the other consumers in the world have the right to know what is in their food. If we decide to eat it or not is up to us.
Just before we moved back to France from the States I was outraged to hear on the news that there was a push for cloned cows milk to be sold in the groceries. The biggest problem I had with it is that there would be no label stating that the milk you were buying was from a cloned animal or not. Cloned animals don’t live as long as other animals. Shouldn’t that be a red flag?
My goal is to lose five more kilos. I am doing it because I think it is healthy for me. There is no medical reason for me to be heavier than I feel I should be. I am done having babies. I have no reason or excuse for my “extra” ten pounds of weight.
The real reason I want to lose it. I think I will have more energy and I will be able to run faster after my kids!
Because I love my children I am going to start searching for organic foods and alternatives to daily household products such as cleaning supplies and shampoos. I am not alone. The market for organic products is booming! I have seen many new bio (organic) stores in Strasbourg that were not here just nine months ago. As more and more people buy organic products the price of these products will fall and become more and more affordable.
Consumers are more savy than ever before in regard to what they want and expect. It is higher quality in food, clothes, cars and all that is needed in life that the “new” consumer is ready to lay down money for. No longer are consumers satisfied with a bunch of cheap junk.
The new trend is buying less but demanding higher standards and quality.