Here’s my view.
Eat real food. Keep your ingredients as close to their natural state as possible and make sure to have a rainbow of colors on your plate. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it! Food is medicine that literally controls almost every function of your body and mind.
Begin your meal planning with vegetables and build from there. I am big on healthy fats like olive or coconut oil, avocado, eggs and nuts. Want some protein? Make sure that whatever protein you’re eating has been treated with the same respect and care that you’d give your own body. It becomes a part of you. Think organic, grass fed, pasture raised.
This isn’t about reading labels or following the latest craze. It’s about nourishing your unique body. I’m gluten-free and minimize grains and sugar as I’ve found it to be the most nourishing for my body. You may be different. We’re all unique! Start with real, nutrient-dense, whole foods and remember mindful, intuitive eating. This is one giant step toward improved health.
The mind body connection is powerful. Food affects your brain; thoughts affect your digestion and immune system. It’s not only the foods we take in but how we manage stress, get good quality sleep, maintain healthy relationships, prioritize movement and enJOY life. How often do you connect with nature? Stood in awe of a beautiful sunset? What makes you truly happy? Do more of that!
From my own wellness journey and that of my coaching clients I know that nutrient-dense, high-quality foods provide a foundation for wellness. The tipping point for long term health and happiness is rooted in positive lifestyle changes.
That’s my view. What’s yours?