Chantelle from Fat Mum Slim talks to us about her life long battle with her weight and how she is helping make sure her girls don't have the same struggles.
Earlier this year, I discovered an App (you know I love my Apps!) that the girls and I have been playing with. It's called the FoodSwitch App. I don't know about you, but I consider myself to be switched on, but even the supermarket shelves can be overwhelming. Organic. Paleo. Low-fat. Low-salt. 75% less fat. Sugar – free.
My mind is like, 'JUST TELL ME WHICH ONE IS BEST!' That's why we love FoodSwitch, because it does just that. You can scan the barcode of a product, and it will tell you (using a really easy to understand system) which product is healthier for your family because it contains low levels of fat, sugar or salt.
When we first downloaded the app, Lacey and I played a game by grabbing foods from the pantry, scanning away and then seeing how many green lights it got. I also figured out what alternatives I could choose next time we went shopping.
Now that we're eating mostly gluten-free, we've been exploring the GlutenSwitch, which gives you Gluten-free food options. Depending on what your focus is you can use SaltSwitch, FatSwitch, EnergySwitch, or SugarSwitch, so it works for everyone. The App is free and available for iOS (iPhones) and in GooglePlay too.
Somehow, and it all feels like such a whirlwind (where has this year gone!?), the girls and I ended smack-bang in the middle of the supermarket with a film crew. I worked with Bupa to talk about how we use the App in our lives, and how I use it as a tool to help make our shopping basket a little healthier.
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you probably know I don't like being in front of the camera, so this was a giant experience for me. A challenge. A leap. Oh my. I'm so nervous even writing about it all now.