Healthy Inside/Healthy Outside

Being Fully Balanced

20170921_104141Nutrition is an important key to physical and emotional health. When our body is deficient in phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals we become physically and emotionally unbalanced. By eating whole foods including 5-8 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, 2-3 servings of whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, bulgur wheat, 8-10 full glasses of water daily , and lean proteins like beans and meats we can begin to heal the body.

Physical activity and exercise every day is also an important part of healing and maintaining a healthy body and mind. Proper nutrition is equally important. Discover the foods that are best for your personal history and body type and begin taking care of you on a deeper level.

“We need to be proactive about how we want our lives to be.” You keep hoping for your life to be different, it’s necessary for you to take the steps needed to make it different; no one else can do that for you, only you can. You can seek guidance so that you will know what direction to head but only you can take the steps into your desired direction.

Happiness, emotional health and personal fulfillment will never find you, you need to find it. You have to want it bad enough to get it and it goes beyond hoping, it takes personal action.

Keep an open, positive mind and remember it’s up to you to take action to change what you don’t like in your life.

Eat to live! Don't Live to Eat

Cleansing Foods: Eat More of Them

There’s a large list of foods that clean out your system, from your internal organs to your cells and digestive track to your skin and they can even clear your head leaving you feeling renewed and thinking clearer.

Eating whole, natural foods, specifically fruit, vegetables and whole grains such as quinoa, brown rice, millet, barley, oats, and more on a daily basis will keep your body running like a well oiled machine.

Too often we eat foods that are processed and either come from a can, a box or the freezer. Eating these types of foods more often than eating whole foods will leave you feeling weighed down, sluggish, tired, hungry, and craving other foods; sometimes we can’t get those cravings under control. We gain weight and lose sleep. Our internal organs work extra hard trying to process and digest the dozens of chemicals we ingest when we eat processed foods that contain preservatives and other unnecessary ingredients. We end up in a vicious cycle of hunger, craving, weight issues, fogginess, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, feeling tired and sometimes depression and/or stress.

Real food can make a huge difference in your life. You don’t have to feel like your body is falling apart; you shouldn’t have to feel that way. Maybe you eat convenience foods because you don’t have time or energy to cook but cooking whole foods takes the same amount of time as it would take you to heat something in the oven or stove top or to order take-out. By eating whole foods you can save money and fuel your body with proper nutrients; fiber, protein, vitamins & minerals.

Next time you go shopping, spend the most time in the produce section and stock up on a large portion of vegetables for each day/night of the week. Stock up on carrot sticks, celery sticks and other easy to grab and go vegetables for snacking on. At dinner time make your vegetable your main course and your whole grains and/or meat just a small side portion. Preparing veggies is simple and quick when you steam them, stir-fry them or roast them in the oven.
Stock up on fruit so that you will have at least 1-2 pieces every day. All fruit has sugar, each type varies in amount so limit your fruit to 1-3 per day; Bananas have a lot of sugar so keep them to a minimum of 1-4 times per week but of course not all in one day.

When you begin to transition away from take-out and pre-packaged foods and more into whole foods you will feel your cells being fueled, you’ll notice your skin begin to glow, you’ll eventually reduce your cravings for sweets, and snack foods and as a bonus you might even crave more veggies.

Your intestines will clean out the sludge, your liver will function better, your lungs will feel lighter and clearer, your stomach will be less bloated, and your blood pressure and sugar levels will improve. Your body will thank you and you will feel energized and renewed.