According to the National Day of Calendar, Food Day aims to help people “Eat Real,” which is defined by them as “cutting back on sugar drinks, overly salted packaged foods and fatty, factory-farmed meats in favor of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and sustainably raised protein.”

Now you know what we are talking about today, take a close look at the picture. I would swear that’s bacon at the bottom. We all know bacon goes with anything and everything. In my city they are making bacon donuts and chocolate covered bacon. No thanks. I do like bacon but I believe it is a fatty, processed, salty food. Or it was the last time I ate it. I think who ever planned the photo shoot is having some fun with us.

Anyway, I have been trying to eat more fruit and vegetables lately myself. I have learned that grapes, watermelon and pineapple have such a high sugar content that they can play havoc with a person’s blood sugar levels. Of course those are my favorites. I read that berries don’t do the same thing, so it’s better to eat berries. My go to snack is now a trail mix made of different nuts and dried cranberries. It is sweet enough to satisfy but doesn’t leave me wanting more right away like a mini candy bar does. My local grocer bags it, so it is also convenient.

I’m sorry to say, I will never give up my red meat. There is just nothing like a grilled steak with the juices still running. I can concede on the potatoes since they are full of carbs, but not the beef. I’m one of those people who live to eat not eat to live.

Here’s hoping you can look at your diet and get more “real” about it like I am trying to.