Mindful nutrition means bringing full attention to what you are nourishing your body with (or not as the case may be!). Becoming aware of negative behaviours and habits as well as being mindful of what you are actually eating can be instrumental in positive change for long term benefits for overall health, weight management and well-being.
Food not only has the ability to heal us physically, but it can also alter our emotional well being. Certain foods can be responsible for aggravating hormones which has an effect on our emotions and therefore mood and/or behaviour. Becoming aware of how certain foods affect your body and mind can help you to make positive changes with your diet.
Poor digestion causes the body to become weak both physically and mentally. Many of us suffer from digestive issues from time to time and a nutritious and varied diet is instrumental in keeping us healthy from the inside out. Our bodies are magnificent machines which we mostly take for granted. When we are deficient in certain nutrients, the body compensates from other sources until that too becomes depleted. Our bodies just keep on trucking and we remain unaware until ill health strikes.
Taking the responsibility for your health before it gets to this stage, and ultimately before you have to rely on medication for the damage done, is the best gift you can give yourself. Don’t take your health for granted, take action to live a long, healthy and happy life free of disease, pain and discomfort!
“Kali, I have to say thanks for the little ‘nutrition chat’ we had in my kitchen nudging me in the right direction:)… a litre of water in the morning followed by hot lemon then a smoothie – I’ve even bought a juicer! Am feeling the best I’ve ever felt. Been educating myself frantically over the weekend (there are so many good documentaries on Netflix) and the upshot is now that I feel I don’t have a choice but to eat ethically and mindfully. Not saying I want to be a total vegan but on the odd occasion have meat – I do want to know where and how my chicken grew up!”