March is Nutrition Month! Are you eating for Success?
March 8, 2018
Christmas treats and New Year’s resolutions have long since passed. We find ourselves having moved from a mindset of gratification in the moment, to perhaps unrealistic expectations we have placed on ourselves, to a better place of lifestyle and lasting change. This is the evolution of a new year, a new beginning, and the ideal of forming healthy habits, routines and success foundations.
One of the most controllable variables in our lives and in our “Wellness,” is what we put into our mouth. We are faced with a variety of choices within our direct control, which albeit small at the time, can total a big outcome. All those seemingly small choices can be the difference in our desired success, in many of the ways we define success. How we look, how we feel, how we think, how we focus, how we achieve.
I challenge you to focus on the total picture now. A conclusive picture. Not an ‘end result’ defined by specific parameters. There is the difference. To focus on the end result gets you seeing yourself 40lbs lighter, or “cured” of your possible illness as the only way to happiness. To focus on the total picture, allows you to feel good in your own skin. Pain Free. Clear headed. Peaceful. Happy. Do you need to define how that happens? Or can you make a bunch of little changes that allow the sum to produce your desired result?
My suggestion: Just start, and keep it simple.
· Whole, real foods. Lightly cooked to preserve nutrients.
· Less or no boxed and packaged foods, and foods that never “go bad.”
· Good forms of fat. Clean and natural nuts and seeds and their oils, avocado, coconut.
· Lots of dark green leafies, and a variety of other vegetables. Some fruit.
· Don’t starve yourself, but don’t over eat – using food as a substitute for feelings or boredom.
· Stay away from foods that make you feel bad. Sensitivities.
· Cut down on sugar. Don’t live between the sugar crashes.
· Avoid the sugar crashes by eating balanced, and including fiber.
· If you are unsure how to eat for health, get some help.
You are in control of how you use food to achieve an outcome. Make logical choices. Take a step in the direction of health. Each step will build momentum, and each step will give you a better picture of the next.