The simplest changes in your nutrition can make a huge difference in your health... body, mind and emotions
Contrary to what a lot of people believe, food does serve another purpose than "filling a gap". The purpose of food is to nourish the body so it can perform at its best.
For optimal digestion and assimilation of nutrients (to get that nutrition from our food), food should be savoured, enjoyed in good company and never eaten when stressed or rushed.
When our diet and lifestyle are out of balance we can feel fatigued, put on weight, suffer digestive, skin and emotional problems.
Becoming aware of what is in the food we eat and how it affects us is critical to taking control of our health. In practical terms, it means being able to look at food and decide whether it will make us feel flat and put on weight or give us the energy to surge along with our day and stay lean. Once you know the baasic principles you can work with your body, not against it.
Eating slower and savouring each bite can help you eat less and eat healthier Eating without watching the TV or while at the computer, eating in silence, chewing slowly, taking breaths between bites can all help us focus more on what we are choosing to put into our bodies, and why.
Healthy eating is simple once you know how and it becomes a part of your life ie. a habit. The more poor diet and lifestyle habits you change the healthier you will be. Habits do not change overnight (it actually takes 21 days) so you will embark on your new eating plan by setting and achieving small goals at your own pace, while learning about food and nutrition. It may feel like you did when you were on Trainer wheels-a few wobbly starts then you will never look back!
As with everything that has become permanent in your life, there needs to be a commitment to making it happen.
Poor diet, increased demands,(such as during stress) and depletion of nutrients in our soil are just some of the reasons that can make supplementation necessary to fill the gap between current and optimal nutrition levels.
Choosing healthy foods, periodic detoxing, reducing stress and regular exercise will help ensure good health and wellbeing for years to come.