If you’re an organic-eating person like me, most people won’t follow all of your eating habits. And that’s fine — most of the time. We can easily work around those people without any problems.
But when we’re around family and close friends, or even business associates, it pays to loosen up our organic defense systems a bit.
I don’t eat pesticide-laden vegetables and fruit. I don’t eat white flour and sugar. And I don’t eat lard.
Well, 99.5% of the time.
You see, my mom was just here, and she brought a homemade apple pie. I know it has white flour, sugar, and lard. There’s a chance the apples might not be organic, either. But boy-oh-boy was that fat slice of apple pie good. And it’s easy to see how good it makes my mom feel watching everyone wolf it down.
Would I prefer the crust to be organic spelt flour? Yes. Would I prefer a bit less sugar blended with some stevia? Yes. Would I love for her to use a healthier fat than Crisco? Yes.
But I won't stop eating mom’s apple pie. I’ve influenced her some over the years, and she’s a healthy eater. She’s just not me. While I’m openly organic, I think I’ve gotten better about not being an organic snob.
How about you?
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