Thank you for this thread-- took the words literally right out of my mouth! I was saying this exact thing to my partner last night and emailing it to a friend just this morning. I find WAPF and NT just makes my racism/orientalism/primitivism/etc. etc hackles go up and the science is just not convincing in the way it is presented in such over the top ways. When I read silly things like "autism and ADHD and ... will all be cured... it's all in the gut" I just roll my eyes. It's just not so simple.
But I love the more Pollan "Food Rules"-ish kind of way of thinking about traditional foods.
I've been eating more Eat-to-Live the past few weeks to lose my baby fat (vegan, low grain, low fat, low salt, no sugar, nothing too processed) and it worked. So now that I got over that hump I want to add things back in and just eat better. My BIGGEST problem is time. I work FT and my partner works FT and yet we use no childcare-- tag team parenting resulting in us not seeing each other and neither of us having time to cook and clean if we want to play with our boy (though now that he's a toddler he's more willing to cook/clean with us). I'm a teacher so I've been off all summer and I've had the time to make my own hummus and smoothies and shop at the farmers markets twice a week and chop chop chop produce and all that. It's been great but reality hits in one more week. During the year I can commit myself to weekend bone broths but I need QUICK dinners that don't involve too much weekend time since it's our only time together as a family and we like to be out and about.
Anyway, would love to hear from working moms who manage to eat all whole foods.
and some tricks of the trade!