A few weeks ago, my family had a huge wake up call. I knew Skyler had a few things going on health wise, but I attribute it to depression from loosing my mother and then the pandemic going on at this time. After looking into the best way to create a healthier lifestyle for my children, I found that the Japanese Diet just might do the trick.
We already eat sushi quite often and ramen is loved in our house. But after really looking into different diets, the Japanese Diet seems to be the best way to help heal Skylers body, and teach my children the best way to eat healthier.
What Is The Japanese Diet?
Traditional Japanese diet include whole-food based with a focus on fish and seafood and plant-based. It does not include a lot of animal proteins and added sugar and fats. (Learn More At Healthline)
I plan on serving my family lots of fresh in season foods and more homemade dishes. Rice will be a staple in our diet now. The Japanese diet is smaller servings but with a variation of offering.
It Is Harder To Find Fish And Seafood At A Good Price For Our Diet.
Since our family lives in the DFW area, seafood and fish is a little more expensive and isn’t that easy to find. Since Skyler and I both have to cut the red meats from our diet, I do plan on using chicken breast and organ meats when we are not able to afford fish and seafood.
I will say that since my city now has a Sprouts, I am able to get fresh veggies that are in season fairly easy and I am keeping an eye on the market for the seafood options. Since the pandemic has also happened and we get a little extra, I am also able to afford better foods thanks to the help of our states programs for my children.
The Way We Eat Is Changing Also
In the Japanese culture, chop sticks are used instead of forks and spoons. This slows eating down and will allow you to know when you are starting to get food, compared to eating with our traditional silverware. The Japanese Diet says to stop eating when you are 80% full, which is something I am going to have to work on for Skyler.
I also want my husband to make a traditional Japanese dinner table for the family to all eat together at. This would mean being together often and enjoying family time. This Will be part of our Home Remodel I talked about in my last post.
So Why are We Going On This Lifestyle Change?
I know I have called this the Japanese Diet, but it will really be a lifestyle change for my family. I hate diet trends and diets tend to fail. Since I am making this into a lifestyle change, I know this will stick for my family.
The biggest reason for this change is the health of my 15 year old daughter, Skyler. Since my mother passed away, she has been in a depression, and I noticed a lot going on with her. I also noticed about two years ago she was gaining weight, but the doctors didn’t listen to me until recently. Skyler has Hypothyroidism, that has caused a lot of issues. I was diagnosed with high cholesterol a while back and then my daughter was also. So red meats are out.
Do You Have Any Tips? Or Do You Have Any Japanese Recipes We Should Try?
I am also looking for recipes that I want to try with my family and would love any tips and trick that you have. Just leave us a comment below and I would love to hear from you.