My two least favorite words. Ick.
First things first- you might have noticed it’s been a little quiet around here lately. Between being busy with a new job, classes, projects, freelancing etc., I found myself having to take a step back from the blogging and digital world.
This past month, I let my geek-flag fly and focused on my chemistry book. A real, hardbound book. Back to basics. I am absolutely fascinated by how food affects our bodies on a chemical level. I feel that if people truly understood how food is metabolized by their body, they might be more thoughtful about what they eat. What do you think?
Now on to the good stuff! A little food for thought, you might say. I wanted to share with you three simple diet”rules,” if you must call them that. I prefer the term “considerations.” Just a few things to think about as we welcome spring (finally! Here in Maryland, I was getting worried spring would never arrive..). These are going to be different from what you will commonly find on other nutrition and health websites. In fact, they are somewhat in line with the “French paradox.” Here goes…
Consideration Number 1
Eat what you want. As long as….
Consideration Number 2
Whatever you eat is a real, whole food or ingredient which has been sourced as locally as possible. Spring brings lots of amazing, organic produce just bursting with nutrients. Remember, the ugly fruits and vegetables are often the most delicious and nutritious!
Consideration Number 3
While eating whatever real, whole foods that you want, consciously try to cut back on refined sugar.
That’s it. Introduce consciousness to your food choices. When you make the switch to eating high quality foods, you will appreciate the dining experience more. Learn to cook! I’m actually working on a kitchen basics series to get you started. Be mindful, but not obsessive. Your food will taste so much better. I guarantee it.
Love and light,