For most people, when they are asked at any one time,
what it is they want to eat,
How often do you think they reply with a
When you decide to go out to dinner,
how often do you make that decision based on where
you can get the most healthy meal?
I have been so guilty of wanting sugary treats pretty often....
and unhealthy carb filled meals.
I LOVE me some Olive Garden!
Our kitchens have opened up and become places to socialize
and enjoy comforting, delicious meals.
But, here is an important reminder:
Our main purpose for eating is to sustain the unit
that holds our spirits while we live here on this planet.
Yes, there are many other reasons we like to eat,
but are they true and valid?
Just because we want to bring social and comforting
aspects to our eating, does not mean
we can't make good choices for our bodies!
We need to decide what kind of body we
want to be living in.
Now, I do understand that some folks are already fighting the
good fight to overcome a physical condition but,
most people basically have two choices:
Do you want to be
Healthy or Unhealthy?
Every time you put a bite of food in your mouth, you
are answering this question.
No abundant body fat
Able to deal with stress appropriately
Not moody or depressed
Even energy thru the day
Physical activity is no problem
Immune system is strong
Excess body fat
Stressed out most of the time
Easily set off by trivial things
Tired/ fatigues easily
Not interested/capable of physical activity
Does not sleep enough or well
Gets ill often/easily
I have been interested in nutrition for some time.
So much so, that I decided to go back to
school to make it my career.
In the months I have been in class, I have had some
I didn't just want someone to tell me what foods I
should or shouldn't be eating, but
I have been learning:
Digestion~ You would not believe what your body needs just to get the nutrients out of the food you eat. Most of us over age 35 are NOT digesting well.
Blood Sugar~ OMGosh!! This is the biggie, our bodies are SO NOT designed to operate on the amount of daily sugar we poison it with. This causes an insane number of ailments. I will be doing a post on this alone.
Hydration~ This is the most important nutrient we consume and we are almost all dehydrated. If you weigh 160 lbs, you need to be drinking at least 80 ozs of clean, pure water a day in addition to any other liquids....Yeah, a whole post for this too!
Body Systems~ What does your body do with those nutrients? What makes you feel either good or lousy after you eat something? What do those systems need to operate at optimum?
As most of you know, my goal is to have my body
fall under the
If you feel the same way about your body....
Take a peek in your pantry and meet me back here tomorrow....