We know that an important part of becoming healthier is eating well, but despite the vast amount of information that is available on how to do that, actually doing that still remains a daunting challenge for most of us.
Food is the one area of our lives where we really do have control
Take a very simple approach to changing the way you eat; in your own time, at your own pace.
As your body begins to feel more physically nourished, we believe your food choices will become easier.
That journey is meant to be taken one day at a time, and it is important to accept that some days your choices will be healthier than others.
Just remember that you can always choose to nourish your body with the very next bite you take!
Make Small Changes
Eat more, not less, of the foods that don’t have sugar, fat, salt or chemicals – namely fresh fruits, grains, nuts and vegetables
As your cells receive more energy as a result of the nutrition you are providing for them, you will begin to notice the results. It doesn’t have to be the result of massive changes, but rather small, consciously taken steps. The effects will be more lasting than a grand program or diet that isn’t sustainable.
Our lives are too complicated to completely rearrange how and what we eat, but it doesn’t have to be “all or nothing.”
Eating well is a daily practice where there’s a lot of nebulous middle ground. Some days we’ll do better than others. If you understand that your first priority should not be weight loss or weight gain, but rather improving your health, then you can be healthier with your very next food choice.
You begin by making just one small change and by focusing on the intention to follow through with that, one day at a time.
“Optimum nutrition is the medicine of tomorrow.”
~Dr. Linus Pauling, Nobel Award Winner
This is important. Anyone can prepare healthy meals.
Just focus on the foods you want to eat, and then decide how you want to combine them. You’ll soon find you don’t need to rely on recipes.
Easy Pasta Dish
In a large sauté pan or non-stick skillet, sauté some diced onion and minced garlic in a tablespoon of olive oil, along with a little salt and pepper.
Add whatever vegetables you might have: those left-over black olives, and maybe a diced zucchini or yellow squash, or a diced red or green pepper, or some mushrooms.
Add a can of diced tomatoes to the mix and let that simmer a few minutes (you retain more nutrients if you don’t completely cook the veggies.) If you have spinach greens, toss them in, too. Some basil or oregano works well as a spice for this dish.
Boil some whole wheat pasta in a pan of water, but only until the noodles are just cooked. (If you cook them until they’re soggy, the carbs break down too quickly and go straight to your blood stream as sugar!)
Here’s the key: put less noodles on the plate, and top it with more of the veggie mixture so you’re getting more fiber than carbs.
A carrot, a cucumber, a purple onion, and some bell peppers cut up to toss with a bag of romaine lettuce provides a quick side salad, also a good source of fiber. Mixing some olive oil and balsamic vinegar is a healthier choice than using dressings purchased at the supermarket.
The first time you try it, it may not be exactly how you’d like it, but that art will come quickly. The important thing is you’ll still be putting good food into your body.
You won’t need to count the calories. Just pay attention that you eat more vegetables than pasta!