Got Excuses?

chicken trim, gizzards, fish oil, immune blend. dinner thawing in the background.

chicken trim, gizzards, fish oil, immune blend. dinner thawing in the background.

there's no doubt it is easy to make excuses.

in fact, i have been making them regularly avoiding change in my own diet. "oh, i will start tomorrow." "but first i need to finish this." "i just do not feel like eating that." believe me, i know. in fact, while most of the time i am out of bed at 5:30am i have used the cold weather to my advantage to avoid making it to the gym in the morning before my 7:30am-6pm work day begins. oh, but wait....if my day was just "too tiring" or "too busy" i make another excuse which prevents me from making it to the last class at the gym after working. so, it is a fail/fail. i do not reach my personal goals for that day, and in fact it just pushes me away from my end goals. point is, you have to start somewhere even if not every day is going to be perfect. 

change is not easy. making habits is not easy. but once you do....oh, baby, it is so well worth it. 

so let's be real here....i am sick of people making the excuse that they just "do not have time" for a raw diet (or home cooked...or even to make SLIGHT IMPROVEMENTS!). come one people, let's come up with something better than that. i understand that sometimes a strictly all raw or home cooked diet is not financially feasible. i get that you may not be fully educated or understand what a diet like this entails. the good news is, there are plenty of cost effective ways to implement raw and there are a ton of awesome resources out there just to get you started. 

beef grind, chicken & fish grind, fish oil, goat milk (local from food & thought)

beef grind, chicken & fish grind, fish oil, goat milk (local from food & thought)

i will be perfectly honest...when i order 55lbs of DIY raw....sometimes the LAST thing i want to do is wait for everything to thaw and then weigh it on a scale and concoct a morning and an evening meal for not one!...but two dogs of completely different sizes. yeah, it takes time. time that i would much rather be doing something else. but within those hours i spend doing meal prep i am now set for the entire month and have no worries on what my dogs will be fed. i am pretty sure taking out the pre-made container *might* even be easier than measuring and scooping kibble. just this last time i ordered 110lbs of food. i was not ambitious enough to meal plan so i have been taking out a few items at a time and rotating what i am using. the lesson i have learned....it is much easier to just take the time to plan out for a month at a time. 

so the next time you want to pull the excuse that raw is too time consuming...it is not. there is a way to do it quite easily considering i am one of those DIY people and they already have pre-made available. beyond that, last time i checked it was very easy to scoop out some ground chicken and slop it on top of your dog's kibble. ah, #missionaccomplished

Nicole