We just moved back to my hometown to be closer to the faimly. Well today we were in the gas station getting coffee & my dads contractor offered to get my 3yo a bug juice drink. I cringed but didnt want to deny the gesture so allowed her to get it. I looked at label & again cringed at the list of things in it. The red one had red dye 40 in it which is something we have recently cut out of her diet. I refused to allow her to have a red one but she got a blue one instead.
I feel like such a freak though b/c everyone around me dosent pay any nevermind to such things. I am mindful of high fructose (often times paying more for a name brand product b/c it dosent use it), sugars, artificial dyes, the amount of junk intake in general in a day, etc. Nobody else operates in this manner so I feel like an uptight mother.
Just venting b/c I know lots of you ladies on here are mindful of the foods that your families eat. I will get into a grove & people will get used to it (small town everyone knows everyone here) so I will end up becoming the health nut mom I am sure but that is fine by me. Our old town all our friends & families (3hours from here!) were even more mindful & healthy eaters then we are! So down there I didnt feel out of place at all!
Anyone else ever feel like this? Like everyone else around you just dosent care about the foods they eat & your the only one?
Answer by mellypoo at 2:05 PM on Apr. 14, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 3:44 PM on Apr. 14, 2011
Answer by Syphon at 1:52 PM on Apr. 14, 2011