Ever heard the phrase “you are what you eat?” That phrase is literal – our food is our fuel for our body. Food makes this amazing machine run, even down to a cellular level. If you put junk in, your insides will also be junk! Somewhere in time, we became accustomed to using food as entertainment, with feelings, and so forth. This country is in desperate need of a shift of our mind set – back to thinking that we “eat to live,” not “live to eat.”
A few DON’Ts for Eating:
a) Don’t overeat and don’t go for that second helping. If you are trying to lose weight, try to eat about 50% of what you would typically put on your plate.
b) Don’t eat foods that are full of sugar and carbs. When consuming food, ask yourself “How does this food benefit me? What nutrients does this have to actually improve the way my body functions?” I can say with certainty that a “coffee and doughnuts” type of breakfast will not make the cut. If you can’t answer this question – it’s time to rethink your approach to food!
a) Consume a diet that is about 45% cooked vegetables, 30% raw vegetables and fruits, and 25% nuts/grains/proteins/beans/meat.
b) Do take charge of your health! You are the only one who is responsible for your health, and you are in the driver’s seat! And, it is never too late to start making some changes.