If there is something I talk a lot about in my office besides Chiropractic care it is for sure diet, food, and “eating healthier”. There is SO MUCH INFORMATION out there, right?!
I mean one person says this, while this other person says hell no, this. Where do you even start?
My suggestion and goal for this article is all-encompassing. It really is a steadfast “rule” for anyone for anything. My goal is for you to have a healthier body. Note: do not read into the word healthier to mean skinny, Keto, or Atkins per se.
When I say healthy, I mean feeling good. Giving the body fuel so it can go do the things you want it to do. This fuel is the vital nutrients, minerals, and foods that make the body run smoothly.
It’s the easiest and the hardest thing.
The good news is that you are in control! I know it can feel overwhelming to start, but I have some quick tips to help you make it happen. These are small changes you can make in your day to day life that will have a big impact.
Ready? Let’s dive in!
Tip #1: Start Small
Instead of completely abandoning the ship you’re currently on, start by making small, subtle changes. You are more likely to stay committed if you can make slow and sure changes.
Tip #2: Start a Food Diary
Write down EVERYTHING you currently eat. This includes all meals and snacks. Once you get into a regular practice with this, it becomes second nature.
A practitioner or coach should be able to look at your diary and give you recommendations for healthier alternatives you can make.
When I say healthier, what I really mean is REAL WHOLE FOOD.
It doesn’t have to be boring, and it doesn’t have to break the bank. It shouldn’t make you feel starved and hungry. It should be completely empowering and life-giving! See more tips on what types of food to include below.
Tip #3: Drink more water
No matter who you are, I can almost guarantee that you could use more water in your life. To make it interesting, add herbs like mint and fruit – lemon, limes, anything citrus is good! No powders, drops, or coffee beans, please. 🙂
Tip #4: Make it convenient
For me, convenience is a must. Prepped, easy to grab and go and eat on the fly ensures that you will actually eat it.
To help get you started, I’m sharing some of my favorite recipes that I use regularly all week long on my social media. Try out some of these, and let’s start a group chat about your favorite tricks and tips on our Facebook page!
You’ve got this, friends. Start your food journals and I’ll give you the best substitutes I can think of!
The adventure starts now!!!