Listen to your gut. Trust it – it knows best.
I speak frequently about this; and the people who understand it the most are our kids. They know when they are hungry and when they are full. If they overindulged in a favorite treat they are less likely to do that again – they do not like to have tummy aches!
So how did we lose our innate ability to eat sensibly?
Stress, busyness…. and not understanding the long-term effects that poor eating can have on our bodies. Becoming more aware and proactive in your everyday eating is the first start. Remember, nothing happens over night so be patient with yourself as the consistency and awareness will show profound results ( think less sick days for you and the kids and feeling more alive and vibrant!). Below are a few tips to get started.
1. Pay attention to when and why you are eating. My biggest food obstacle is snacking when I am making dinner. I now prepare the veggies first and snack on them instead of something faster and easier to grab.
2. Be aware on how your body feels. My daughter loves frappachinos but rarely if ever drinks them anymore because they immediately give her a stomach ache. I notice when I eat grains – especially wheat – I feel very tired. We want to feel good, be productive and creative and realizing how food and mental out look ( a whole other topic) play a strong role in our everyday wellness can be the are keys to making a healthy difference.
3. Eat slowly. Let your body have the time to enjoy the foods and digest them.
Have you seen our kid cooking videos? They are in our healthy kids section.
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