Sunday, 01 August 2021

F Faith and Fitness

Organic, Whole Foods

HeartFood1The following was written and experienced by my gym's fitness nutritionist....Leigh Coles. I am so glad to know that, at last, there is an affordable way to eat healthy and accommodate a healthy lifestyle!!

"Eating healthy has its challenges, whether it be sticking to it, busy schedules, frustrating diet plans, trying to pick the right diet for you, or not being able to afford the healthier foods Although these are all legitimate struggles, your budget should never have to be one of those challenges. Unfortunately, it's one of the biggest struggles. The price of organic and whole food is significantly higher than their counterparts. For example, you can get a pack of ramen noodles for around 20 cents, but one organic apple is almost a dollar. A pack of protein packed "all natural" quinoa is close to 5 dollars while a pack of chemical rich pasta is only about a dollar and 50 cents. That's a shame! Many families can't afford to buy all organic, whole, gluten free foods for their families, which is a huge problem and shouldn't be one.

I used to be one of the people that wanted to buy all organic for my family and just couldn't afford it. I tried to make the healthiest decisions while buying groceries without breaking the bank, but when it came down to it we were only able to buy and eat about 45 percent organic. It was frustrating but....what I thought... was our reality. That's until I discovered ALDI. At first when people would tell me about ALDI I was skeptical and reluctant to try it out. But once I did I fell in love and it was a game changer. ALDI has started changing its food selection to all organic, gluten free, chemical free, free of dyes, and hormone free. Follow this link to find out more! ( They are slowly changing all stores and, luckily, the one near me was one of the first to make the change! Sounds super expensive right? Wrong! I was able to take my grocery bill from $200 every week, to $120 and that's with buying everything 100 percent natural and organic. Only about 45 percent of what I bought was organic. I was so excited about this! This was a big deal to me. I want the best for my family...the best for their

health, and their bodies, and here I was able to save money while doing so!

Clean eating is so important to our overall health. Our bodies do not know what to do with all of the chemicals and dyes and hormones found in non organic food. It can cause us to not be able to lose weight and not to feel 100 percent. It saddens me when people can't afford the best food for their health. It should never be that way. So, when I found out about ALDI, how inexpensive they have become with organic and whole foods, I couldn't help but tell everyone about it! Everyone should be able to feed their families the best, despite their income or budget.

So if you are like me, wanting a healthier lifestyle for yourself and your family but just can't afford it, well now you can! Get your organic, whole foods, and save money while doing so!!"

Columnist: Kellye Davis Williams


Kellye Davis Stellman is a personal trainer, gym owner, and certified Life Coach who focuses on the health and well being of her clients as well as coaching them to make positive changes that will impact the rest of their lives.  She helps them achieve their health and fitness goals as well as encourages them to strive for and achieve their “life goals” with her message of hope. 

Kellye resides in East Atlanta with her husband Keith.  She has 4 daughters and 3 grandchildren.  She is an active member of The Tabernacle Church.  In her spare time she loves traveling, spending time with her husband and daughters, shopping, and simply enjoying coffee with friends. 



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