“Being a starving artist was never on my to-do list, and frankly, I’m not a ramen noodle sort of girl,” says Lagerstedt. “Not to mention, have you ever checked out the ingredient list/nutritional information on a package of ramen noodles? There’s more than half of your recommended daily intake of sodium and about a quarter of your daily intake of fat. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather get my daily allowances from something way more interesting and delicious than an instant cup of noodles.”
After graduating from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, as a budding Health Coach, Lagerstedt noticed a similar complaint among her new clients: “I’d love to eat healthy and organic, but it’s so expensive.” Drawing on her own experience, she began teaching clients how to plan balanced and healthy meals around a few key ingredients in a way that saved time in the kitchen and shaved dollars off the weekly food bills.
As a result, Conscious Shopping: Making Decisions About What You Eat & How You Buy It was born. “As I shared my shopping and menu-planning tips and tricks with more and more people, I realized this was valuable information that I wanted to share on a larger scale. As a writer, I felt that writing a book was a great way to reach a much larger audience.”
Conscious Shopping is a simple yet comprehensive guide to planning balanced, healthy menus beginning with what you already know, learning to shop in a way that will help save you time and money and encouraging you to make conscious choices about how you spend your dollars and what you put in your body. There are even a few recipes from Lagerstedt’s upcoming cookbook to serve as inspiration.
Conscious Shopping is for everyone who wants—or needs—to make a change and doesn’t know just where to start, for anyone who is looking for a better way to eat and wants a bit of friendly guidance, for people who want to know where their food comes from, who want to take charge of their own health and have a say as to what they choose to put into their bodies. Along the way, you can truly practice gratitude and adopt a conscious attitude about food, changing your own life and know that in doing so, you’re exercising your own power to choose how and what you eat.
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