Feeding our bodies a well-balanced diet enables us to balance ourselves emotionally and creates harmony within our lives.Choosing foods high in nutrients will positively impact your body and emotional health. The food we eat affects our brain in positive and negative ways. It good to be aware of how food affects us personally and what we can do to keep ourselves in balance.
7 tips for creating a well-balanced diet:
1. Prepare your own food
Preparing your own food can can give you more control over your diet. Cooking your food awakens your senses. Choose fresh and colorful foods to create an uplifting feeling. Enjoy preparing and eating your food with people you love.
2. Eat in Moderation
Many of us are guilty of stress eating, trying to stuff ourselves full. Try to find other ways to deal with and minimize stress. Be aware of you body and eat only when your actually hungry.
3. Don’t Wait Too Long Between Meals
Our bodies run better with consistency. When you give your body to much time without eating your blood sugar will drop leaving you feel fatigued and short tempered. Eating consistently helps to regulate your mood and keeps your body balanced.
4. Eat foods that promote harmony
Fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, chia & flax seeds and other fibrous foods balance colon health, increase metabolism and help maintain body weight. Add them to your diet for an easy way to keep yourself healthy.
5. Increase water to rid toxins.
Too many of us don’t drink enough water during the day. Remember that when you increase your water intake your body will have to adjust. This means that you might have to go to the bathroom a bit more often until your body gets use to a consistent higher intake of water. You might also realize that many times when you think your hungry that it was really just thirst.
6. Avoid processed, sugary & fatty foods
Replace sugar with stevia or applesauce. Replace saturated and trans fatty foods with foods high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats such as nuts & seeds, eggs, red meat or olive oil.
7. Limit caffeine and alcohol
These impair sleep and cause mood swings. Try replacing soda with some seltzer water or your favorite juice. Drink a glass of water between alcoholic beverages to flush out toxins.
Many times we don’t need to completely eliminate foods from our diet to remain healthy. Moderation is the best way to successfully balance the body. These suggestions will help maintain balance and harmony in your body throughout the holiday season. Love your food and allow it to nourish your body.