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Finding Organic Foods

It is harder to find organic foods than regular foods, I must admit. However, with more and more people realizing the benefits of the all-organic diet (and especially with them reading and following the guidelines of my book and hearing my success story), more and more stores are selling organic products. Now you can find organic products in most major super market chains as well as specialty health-food type markets.

I find first of all that the food market which has the most quantity and also the most quality of organic products is Whole Foods Markets. Whole Foods Markets are found in many of the biggest cities in the United States and also in Canada as “Capers” Markets. However I find at Whole Foods that their own Whole Foods brand product line is very reasonably priced and even some of their non-certified organic products are essentially organic and are ok to purchase if you want to save money.

I had some friends rave about Whole Foods’ all organic double-creme oreo-type cookies-try these and tell me they aren’t the best you ever ate! So the products there cost more than regular super market products because most of their products are indeed organic, which as we mentioned cost more than the non-organic food products of the same ‘type’. It’s like buying a Rolls Royce instead of buying a Ford!

Other big markets which sell large amounts of organic products include Henry’s Markets, Trader Joe’s, Nature’s Best, and other across our country and world0wide. Look up on the internet under “organic food markets” and you will find stores near you.

I have even found organic foods at dollar stores. One of the best dollar-type stores we have in the West are the 99 Cents Only stores. These are huge super-market size stores where everything is 99.99 cents or under. They have on occasion even had some organic items. Boy do I go crazy then!!! I remember one time when they had Organic Kraft Macaroni and Cheese packages at 3 for 99 cents! I bout 21 of them! Many times these stores get new samples of items to sell. So go crazy and stock up!

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Buying Organic vs. Nonorganic Foods: The Cost

The cost of organic food is 3 or 4 times the cost of the same item if non-organically produced/purchased. However, since you are eating only 1/3 to 1/2 as much, then actually I figure that you will have to spend about twice as much on food costs as you currently do (so NOT 3 or 4 times as much as you currently do). It is well worth the added expense though!

And what extra amount you spend on food costs, you will be spending a lot less on medical costs. Also you can eventually buy clothing that will last a lifetime, as your weight and size won’t change after you get down to your ‘ideal’ weight.

Oh that is something else that I did not mention before. I figure also that the organic lifestyle will get you down to your own person ‘ideal’ weight eventually. For me I have found my ideal weight to be right around 185 pounds. It doesn’t matter if I go on a cleansing special idiet which I mention later here, I eventually settle back at or near the 185 pound mark. Now perhaps it seems to be around the 175 mark even! The organic lifestyle will get you right there after about a year’s time too!

So WHY is the cost of organic foods so much more than the non-organic counterparts when they are not buying and using chemicals, preservatives, and additives? There are several reasons.

  • First, since there are no preservatives, the food items spoil quicker and a lot of them must be discarded and the food companies must make up for the loss in revenue for the discarded food items.
  • Second, the companies (and also local farm growers) must pay for the certification of ‘organic’ by special companies which certify the foods. This costs a lot of money.
  • Third, they have to go through and do a lot of specialized things to get the foods to be organic and go through rigid performance tests to do so. Once at a local San Diego Farmers Market I asked the local farmer if the fruit I was going to buy from them was certified organic. They said no because they could not afford to pay for the certification process. But for all intents and purposes it was organic. I bought the item!
  • Fourth, the amount of people buying organic products is so much less than the non-organic varieties. Thus the more of you who start buying organic, the price will come down…see…my selfish reason for writing this book too!

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