Hello. My name is Olena.
So, this blog. I started iFOODreal in 2012 after being fired from a job I hated. Yep, good girls get fired too. I gained a passion for fitness and healthy eating after having my 2nd child in 2011.
We are not hippies or rich. We are not weird. We eat normal food, the way humans are supposed to eat – real food, whole foods. We don’t want to live until 120, we just want to live a happy and healthy life! This year has marked 5 years since we gave up eating processed foods (there are emergencies, don’t get me wrong). And we never looked and felt happier and healthier. I don’t believe in any diets as they don’t work.
We try to eat organic on a budget as much as we can. Our diet is mainly plant-based with meat and fish more as a condiment. Kids enjoy organic treats and we enjoy “grape juice”. We support local farmers who grow food without conventional pesticides and other chemicals. We refuse to be a science experiment of Monsanto and their cancer causing pesticide, Round Up (glyphosate).
Meet Alex. He is the greatest guy on Earth who can’t cook. Marriage is a compromise, isn’t it?! 15 years and counting. And yes, I was 20.
We have two boys, 10 and 6. They eat 90% of what we eat. Older one is a better eater than a little one, but he is getting there and every month is an improvement. To make kids eat healthy is possible, it’s work and is our responsibility as parents, but it is not a rocket science. And rewards are forever!
I believe that you can be whatever you want to be in life. Habits are easy to change. Anyone can do it – no excuses! Remember 80% of how you look is your diet, 10% is genes and only 10% is exercise. You can run like a bunny on a treadmill every day but if you don’t eat right you won’t see changes!
If I inspired you even a tiny bit, feel free to leave a comment.:)