April 23, 2019

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat

I’m sure you’ve heard this phrase before: You are what you eat. To me, this is a fact; what we put into our bodies will, in turn, affect us both inside and outside – physically, mentally and emotionally. While we worry about the effects of food on our physical self, don’t forget that what we feed our bodies will also affect our moods and thoughts.

One of my goals to living my #bestlife would actually depend on me being healthy and happy. I’m talking about achieving overall wellness for a lifetime! I find that one of the best ways to do this is to make sure that I eat nutritious and fresh meals in the right portions to give my body what it needs.

When it comes to eating out or eating on-the-go, Japanese food is my definite go-to. It’s fresh, healthy and delicious! My favourites are Sushi Rolls and Wakame Salad. I also eat one avocado every day and replace white rice with brown rice or sweet potatoes. Here are some tips on how to eat healthily and stay healthy:

Fresh and Organic

For me, eating healthy means fresh, organic and unprocessed vegetarian meals with low sugar content. Natural sugars are important for your overall health but too much sugar can mean bad news. Read what Harvard Medical School has to say about what too much sugar can do to your body here. When I have a craving for sweets, I take some raw, natural, all-organic honey and bee pollen by Bee MyLoved.

Avoid Fried Foods
Fried foods may taste good, and deep-fried foods may be extremely satisfying but they are often high in calories, fat and salt. It also strains your digestive systems. Most of the time we can’t be sure of the oil used to fry the foods with and this adds to the problem. For instance, we already know that most fast food restaurants use hydrogenated oils which are high in trans fat. Just thinking about that alone puts me off fried foods for good!

Fasting

The benefits of fasting are endless. As of 2019, I have started to fast twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays for 17 hours and I feel better than ever. If you want to try to fast and have never done it before, my advice is to start small. Try a few hours a day and see how it goes from there. Water fasting is also a great option.

Be In Control
The idea is to be in control of your body. Do not overfeed it and the hunger pangs will lessen. I try to stop eating at least 3 hours before bedtime and I eat small portions so as not to fill myself up to the point of being super full. It may be hard in the beginning but your body will get used to it! The same way it will get used to having less fried foods, less sugar and less meat!

Hope this helps! While these tips work wonders for me, everyone is different. It would be best to check with your doctor just to be sure. What do you do to stay healthy and happy? Let me know, I would love to hear from you!

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