I recently watched the documentary “Hungry for Change” and found it to be a great way to learn a little more about what we’re doing to our bodies when we eat the average American diet, lacking in fruits and vegetables. I may or may not have watched this before, some parts seemed familiar, but they incorporated other amazing healthy documentarians within it, like “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead”.
Here’s a little more about the documentary:
I recommend you watch this. It’s an easy way to learn more about how you are treating your body and has a positive message that is truly simple: Eat more vegetables (and fruit). Don’t diet.
While we have been staying at my mom’s, I’ve reverted much into my old habits of eating more processed foods (lots of ice cream!) and barely exercising. I found many excuses for doing so. Watching documentaries and reading about other’s journeys to health always motivates me to get back on track.
Knowing we should be getting settled into our new home in another month or so has also lifted my spirits and motivated me to return to my natural whole food ways one step at a time. One of the first things we might buy is a new refrigerator, just so we can fill it with amazing loads of vegetables and fruit!
What steps have I put in place?
– I put a simple 5k/10k training plan on my calendar.
– I’ve been waking at 6am and will workout in the mornings again.
– I’m focusing on adding whole foods, less processed.
Instead of cutting out foods, I’m just going to overload my diet with fresh whole foods and eventually that will again crowd out the processed junk I’ve been living off of. I can clearly feel a difference from the junk, being moody and sluggish all the time.
I’ve also ordered some health foods through Mountain Rose Herbs, where I purchased the Red Raspberry Leaf tea back when I was pregnant. I’m going to give spirulina and cacao nibs a try, as well as juice again in the mornings much to my mom’s chagrin.
There’s no time like the present to love yourself.
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