Friday, January 20, 2017

What if ?

Most of us don't give a second thought on the nutrition value of what we are putting into our mouths and subsequently into our bodies.

Most of us don't realize that those items are the fuel to our life.

What if we did?

What if we stopped to consider what is the nutrition value of our breakfast? What if we realized that our breakfast has zero phytonutrients and antioxidants (those important plant compounds that have healing and restorative properties)?

What if we learned that our breakfast is clogging up our arteries and could cause a heart attack? What if we learned that the pain in our hands, knee or body is caused by what we are gorging at the fast food joint?

What if we learned that all we had to do is change what we eat to see the pain go away? To see the pounds melt away. To feel lighter, have more energy, begin smiling again...

Would we be willing to change? Would we be willing to learn to eat different foods? Learn to begin again ?

It's not easy but it's not impossible.

We could make a plan. We could set up strategies to help with temptations and pitfalls. We could pause daily to become aware of what we like, what we look for when we eat.

What kind of textures are we drawn to? What kind of flavors? Do we prefer sweet, savory, spicy? How often do I eat and why? When do I grab that cup of coffee or the sweet in the office?

We could then begin replacing those foods for real nutrition.

The 2 o'clock pick me up coffee could be an apple with a handful of nuts. Or an ice cold peanut butter flavored smoothie. Or some celery sticks with hummus.  Or just plain water because I'm not really hungry, just thirsty.

There are so many ways to create change in our lives.

I would love to help you. Reach out if you need help brainstorming how to go about starting a whole foods plant based lifestyle.

Don't get overwhelmed. Take one meal at a time. Begin with breakfast or supper. Pick a meal. The one that would be the easiest for you to implement. It doesn't have to be complicated.

I'll show you some examples next time.

What are some of the changes you want to see in your life?

Sometime in 2014

March 2016
For more photos, check out the previous posts.

Eating the good stuff, :)


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