These days, we all care about what we put in our bodies (OK, most of us do anyway!), so if you're like me, you do your best to be as "all natural" as possible (minus the occasional slip up). That means choosing organic foods most of the time. But lately I've found myself feeling--well, I'll be honest--a little tired of it all. You too?
First off, a disclaimer: I'm as devoted to organic foods as they come--for health and environmental reasons. But maybe it's the onslaught of new products, the marketing hype, or the extra time it takes when shopping that is giving me a momentary case of organic burnout. See if you recognize the signs in your life, too:
Sometimes you secretly long for the days when nobody knew what organic meant. The other day at the grocery store, a little boy looked up at his mom and asked "mommy, what's organic?" Ignorance is bliss, eh? Remember when an apple was an apple, not organic vs. not? Talk about less worry!
You're tired of reading ingredient labels: OK, so this is bigger than "organic" or not--but I spent what felt like an eternity the other day reading labels until I finally found a box of Spanish rice that didn't contain MSG. Eating healthy is time consuming. Sigh. (Be on the lookout for these 5 "healthy" foods that aren't.)
You're just plain sick of the word "organic." Sometimes I think if I hear the word one more time I'm going to lose it. Sound familiar?
You get a little thrill from buying something "conventional." You know when you're at the store, and the organic thing is way more expensive, and you decide right there that it's ridiculous to pay $3 more on the organic product, so you buy the other instead? Feels oddly thrilling, doesn't it?
How about you? Do you have a case of organic fatigue, too? Let's commiserate.
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