Start with embracing a low crap diet
I still have a couple of weeks to go before I finish my 30 day No-Food-Purchased-In-Plastic experiment and I’m in a pretty good rhythm with my purchasing habits. There are a couple of products that I have run out of and not replaced because it isn’t convenient. Its really just a matter of getting myself organized with some clean empty jars kept handy with my cloth bags. That will be my project for this week. I’m only doing this experiment for 30 days and it only applies to the food that I purchase.
Can you imagine going a whole year without purchasing anything except the absolute necessities? Well, believe it or not, Jen, Grant and Rhyannon did just that http://cleanbinproject.com/theproject/and the great part is they documented their year and are in the process of packaging it into a film. You can see the trailer here: http://cleanbinproject.com/the-film/
And over across the ‘pond’, Mrs Green and family have been “making our world a cleaner place” by reducing their household waste and blogging about it at MyZeroWaste.com. Each week they weigh how much garbage they send to the land fill and over the course of a year have compiled an awesome repository of information about reducing, reusing and recycling.
These are just two examples of wonderful people taking responsibility for their personal consumption by embracing a low crap lifestyle.
Low Crap Diet is about so much more than just what you eat. When you get real about what you eat, you begin to truly understand how everything affects everything else. The only way to create change in this world is to challenge our own habits, assumptions and “normalized behaviours”.
So whether you want to lose weight, heal disease, live longer or run a marathon, embracing a low crap diet is a great place to start.