Eating well is a topic that has been gaining a lot of attention in recent years, and for good reason. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s all too easy to forget about taking care of yourself. However, by just changing a few basic self-care activities in your day, you can leave yourself feeling happier, stronger, and healthier.
One of the most important aspects of self-care is to focus on what you eat. Eating a healthy diet is paramount to self-care, as it has a major impact on your overall health and well-being. I had many issues when younger and it was because I never thought about how food was used for fuel. You are what you eat suddenly made sense when diet changes helped me feel better almost immediately.
The eating topic isn’t about diets, although indulging too much in unhealthy food is going to leave you feeling tired, bloated, and generally unwell. It’s important to remember that food is fuel, and the better the quality of the fuel you put into your body, the better it will perform. Adding healthy food into your daily diet routines and avoiding anything and everything processed will give you a lot more energy, help with weight management, and place you in your new NOW looking like a million bucks, thinking with clarity, acting, and feeling younger.
One of the easiest ways to eat a healthy diet is to focus on whole foods. This means foods that are as close to their natural state as possible; they are “wholesome” and “real.” Think of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains.
Processed foods, on the other hand, are often loaded with sugar, salt, and unhealthy fats, which can lead to weight gain, high blood pressure, and many other health problems. Think of boxes, bags, and cans.
It’s also important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of purified water. Choosing to drink purified water is important because purified water has gone through a filtration or purification process to remove impurities and contaminants. Purification methods may vary, but they typically involve removing particles, chemicals, and microorganisms from the water.
Common methods of purifying water include distillation, reverse osmosis, and deionization.
Distillation involves boiling the water and collecting the steam, which is then condensed back into liquid form, without the impurities.
Reverse osmosis involves pushing the water through a membrane that removes impurities.
Deionization uses ion exchange resins to remove mineral ions from the water.
Drinking healthy water helps flush toxins from your body, aids in digestion, and can even help with weight loss. Aim for at least 8 glasses of water per day, and avoid sugary drinks like soda and juice.
Choosing natural, healthy foods is really important but remember to be mindful of portion sizes.
It’s easy to overeat, especially when you’re eating out or snacking throughout the day. Try to listen to your Physical Plane body and stop eating when you’re full. Consulting a registered dietitian or speaking with qualified people who can help you create a healthy meal plan can change your old NOW habits into a “healthy lifestyle NOW” that works for your good.
Incorporating a healthy diet into your self-care routine may seem daunting at first, but it’s one of the easiest changes you can make to improve your overall health and well-being. By being mindful of what you eat, you’ll have more energy, better sleep, and a clearer mind, making it easier to tackle whatever challenges come to your new NOW.
So, start small by adding more whole foods to your diet, drinking more water, and being mindful of portion sizes. Your Physical Plane body will thank you for it and your Mental Plane mind will, too!