Hmm Friday, I never write posts on Friday because that's the day I eat out and enjoy the night life. Freedom after five straight days of my cubicle.
This week I was on the verge of being sick and missed several days at the gym. To help fight my coming cold I decided to fill my body with some power foods.
Beauty is inside and out ladies, you really are what you eat. So I am going to share a very random Whole Foods haul.
( My blog, today is not make up, but inner beauty, ok?)
By the way, after I ate some of this and slept, I was fully healed the next morning! :)
It was the power of food and rest, I don't take pills for sickness
It seems at the start of a new year one of the most popular resolutions I hear is
"I want to eat healthier"
The truth is, when you eat junk, you probably feel like junk.
Whenever I eat too much candy, I feel sick...I cannot handle drinking soda any longer,it burns my throat like crazy, and if I consume too much fast food, I pretty much am out for the rest of the day with stomach pains.
Actually when these things happen, it's pretty good! ok it's immediately bad, but good in the long run. Your body doesn't know how to process these things. It's starts rejecting these foods, and everyone likes to avoid pain, so you just start avoiding the foods that cause it. By eating as healthily as you can as often as you can, you will notice an increase in overall health.
I am not a dietitian or know more about health than the next person. I just read Fitness and a few random diet books for the structure of a diet. I follow my own kind of "Diet" but here are some of the things I regularly try to consume.
Also a few new things I am trying to strive to be better health wise. One can never be too healthy :)
Ok for some reason, this trip resulted in alot more cheese than usual...
Whenever you feel like you need some sugar, curb cravings with a nice bar with less guilt, even though many of the bars on the market are full of sugar and calories. Be mindful of labels and ingredients
As a general rule to myself at the market, every time I shop I try to buy one new thing
It's not always successful, but I am always glad I gave it the good ole college try
This tea by the way tastes AWFUL and I would not recommend it to anyone. I am not fasting by any means, I just thought the description sounded interesting. It smelled good but this has the worst after taste and after about 2 sips, yeah I called it quit.
Now I know. Avoid.
Trying Truvia. It's not bad! Better tasting than Splenda. I don't consume artificial sugars often but I just wanted to give it a try in my breakfast or protein drinks around gym time.
Things not pictured but almost always purchased:
Greek Yogurt 2 percent: I am not hard core enough for zero percent, excellent for your digestion and a perfect snack! Especially with pineapple, honey, and almonds!!
Kale: because they make amazing chips for a more healthy substitution, and dark leafy greens are the best kinds of greens you can eat!
San Martzano crushed tomatoes: because tomatoes are good for the skin, especially after being cooked, and San Martzano fire roasted tastes delicious over anything...
Almond butter: A bit pricey, but a tasty alternative to traditional peanut butter
Pomegranate juice: I mix this water to refresh my palette, and consume anti oxidants
Lemons: Because when added to water really help detox the body
Last things to note:
Shopping at Whole Foods doesn't make a person healthy
Eating healthier does tend to be a bit more expensive, but it is worth the cost
Eating healthy doesn't means only salads, protein shakes, and oatmeal. Introducing 1 healthy new food habit into your life at a time is a small step to big change
If you don't know if you are hungry or thirsty, drink water
Again, this is not a diet post, or a preach on how to eat. Every person has the right to choose what they consume, but remember, you are not forced to eat something, everything consumed by you is your personal choice, so making mindful ones would show your actions more than words.
Do you guys like health food posts? I really have no idea... I used to be quite addicted to dieting but that lifestyle is hard to maintain if you are not a celebrity. It seems so many women are constantly struggling with body image and confidence. Food seems to be an enemy to so many. It's just food. It's always going to be there. No need to be afraid of it.
If you guys like health posts I can try to post more, but for tomorrow, beauty blogging will resume!
Happy weekend all!