Paid advertorial in collaboration with Tesco.
I’m not going to lie, I feel dreadful at the moment. Both mentally and physically. I’m sluggish, self doubting and overwhelmed easily and I’ve noticed that I am not exercising at all – not even walking into town. I feel like it’s been a long time coming but I need to start injecting some goodness back into my life.
The last time I started to feel this was, I made a few subtle changes to my diet, I started to eat more veggies and essentially started to follow the Paleo diet. At the time I was doing it in the hope of losing weight, but now for me it’s less about that and more that I look back and see how much healthier I felt when I was eating the rainbow, eating piles and piles of veggies. I want that feeling back, I want to feel that healthy both physically and mentally. Something I’ve noticed is that it’s really hard to order food that is suitable for a particular dietary need. Not so much with Paleo, but for example when we have vegan friends come over.
I don’t want them to feel like they have to bring their own food, I want to be able to cater to them but it’s SHOCKING how many foods come up when you put in “vegan” during searches I’ve done in the past with various foodie shops – I remember creating a hamper for a very dear friend from a small independent stockist that claims to have a lot of niche products, she was having a really tough time and I ordered a tonne of food that was under the “vegan” search – apart from quite a few weren’t vegan at all… they were vegetarian! It’s not the only time I’ve noticed this happen either. Recently we were told that it might be an idea to try cutting gluten and lactose from Toby’s diet at different times because he’s been suffering with stomach aches – which we all thought was linked to his undescended testicle, but apparently not.
I don’t have a clue what has no gluten or lactose… I mean, I’ve always eaten these foods!
That’s where I get to my point: Tesco have introduced their Lifestyle & Dietary filters and I am LOVING them. Unlike my past experiences I have found that these filters are brilliant and they are absolutely effective.
Sure, it’s easy to work out what is vegan or Paleo suitable if you are in the veggy section of your shop – but what about the food cupboard? That bad boy is a MINEFIELD. These lifestyle choices might not be important, but when you start to think about dietary requirements that aren’t choices but perhaps allergy based or intolerance based… I don’t think that we, as parents (or people in general really) need the added stress of trying to work out what every single thing contains and doesn’t. The point to online food shopping is that it is faster and something that can be so simple. You can sit with a written meal plan in your bra and bang out an order in minutes… unless you have to spend agesssss reading every ingredient list, every potential lunchbox hazard.
The filters are varied and fit every dietary lifestyle and requirement, in fact, when Tesco approached me to ask me to work with them on chatting to you guys about this I wasn’t aware of how many dietary requirements or lifestyles there actually are. There are so many. The best thing for me about this is that it’s also available on the app so if you are doing your shopping on the fly it can actually be on the fly. It can actually be done swiftly, with minimal effort and maximum consideration from a huge brand for your needs, something that doesn’t happen all too often.
You can learn more about Tesco filters and try them out on your weekly shop here.