It is amazing how quickly good nutrition seems to impact our bodies. We are only 2 days in and I’m already feeling so much lighter and balanced. Of course this was AFTER this morning’s workout. It was a bit of a struggle and I think that is because we are sweating out the heavier foods and their side effects… (it could also be the higher than normal humidity due to the monsoons, but still). When I eat foods high in processed sugar or lots of salt, I really notice how it effects my mood and energy levels. I have high hopes for tomorrow, when we have even more sleep in our own bed and more plants in our systems. Never underestimate the power of the food you eat — both positively and negatively. That’s why I like to do these check-ins often. It’s a good way to ensure we are maintaining a healthy balance of the most nutritionally dense foods.
I also want to say, we are far from perfect. Just because I have a blog and know a lot about healthy eating, doesn’t mean I always make the best choices. OR that I would ever judge anyone else for theirs. I think sometimes people forget that I’m human and will eat a donut if I feel like it; OR conversely they expect me to be 100% ON at all times and will judge ME if I’m not. (I’ve experienced it on both ends, from various people.) But that’s not real life. The point of my blog, and what I share here, is to share the HEALTHY stuff I eat, because the junk is EVERYWHERE. Nobody needs to see that HERE. I created my blog as a sanctuary AWAY from all that food. So people have a place to go when they need inspiration for healthy recipes, or to see that IT CAN BE DONE.
Lastly, (and then I’ll get on with it) this blog is as much for me as it is for others. When I thought about not renewing the blog, I thought, “I’ll have to download all my recipes and put them into a cookbook!” We use the site more than others do I’m sure! LOL It serves as my public diary on my journey of life; especially as it relates to exercise and nutrition.
Today was a success in terms of sticking to my ‘green foods first’ principle. But I didn’t eat quite enough, so I’m a little hungry right now, but it’s almost time for bed. I will be sure to have a BIG breakfast tomorrow, vs. just a light breakfast. Or maybe make a conscious effort to have more snacks? I’m learning as I go — it’s tricky to know how much to eat to stay full. It’s been hard to not just grab some chips when I’m hungry and force myself to stop and cup up veggies. But that’s the whole goal here!
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What is your favorite way to avoid foods that don’t offer any nutritional value?
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