Because Healthy Eating Matters

Because Healthy Eating Matters

 For so many of us, eating is either a hassle, or an over-indulgence that we later regret. Healthy nutrition is confusing, ever-changing and often difficult to maintain.

But, here’s the thing, healthy eating matters.

What you put in your body has a direct relationship in how you feel on a daily basis as well as on your long-term health. And, most of us know this. We know we need to eat more veggies and less sugary foods. We know we should avoid fatty foods and not binge on alcohol. We know water is good for us, and most of us, should drink more of it. All of this, we know.

Yet, healthy nutritional habits still elude most people, and many people go on and off diets, constantly trying to shift their food plan, seeking out the latest information hoping to separate fact from fad, function from fiction.

We are on this journey with you, and while can connect around how difficult it is to maintain a consistently healthy food plan, we absolutely believe that eating is a HUGE part of the Better Wellness Wheel. While we aren’t ones to say one part of the wheel is more important than the others, it sure is tempting to say eating is up there at the top. What you consume has a direct impact on your energy, your emotions, your ability to think and process. Your eating impacts several of the other wellness dimensions, and even small habits of health can have an impact.

Our eating challenges are designed to help you create healthy eating habits one small step at a time. It might be something as simple as starting out your day drinking lemon water, or something more challenging like avoiding processed foods for the day. Whatever the challenge, we hope you’ll join us in living better by eating better.

While we seek out the latest nutritional information, and do our best to stay up to date on nutritional trends, we do have some fundamental guidelines and tips that inform our approach to nutrition. We encourage you to adopt them as you go on your journey to be a better you.

Keep it fresh.
The more of the meal you have to prepare, the better. So many foods are loaded with preservatives and processed artificial ingredients. Buying fresh foods is a great way to keep toxins, preservatives, and artificial products out of your body. Preparing your meal is another way you can make sure you’re using fresh foods.

Eat a variety of foods.
There are so many great foods with so many great vitamins and nutrients. Mix it up. Eat different types of proteins, a variety of sources of healthy fats, and a rainbow of fruits and veggies.

Be kind to yourself.
This is a process, as is everything else. When you cheat, indulge in something delicious and unhealthy; don’t beat yourself up about it. Just make it the exception, not the rule.

You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, easy, or fake.
Enough said.

Stay tuned for more eating support. And send us your questions about nutrition and eating. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll find it for you among our network of nutrition and health experts. In the meantime, be thoughtful of your food choices because eating matters.

 

lorri sulpizio

About lorri sulpizio

Lorri is a former college-basketball coach and personal trainer, turned leadership professional. She is Director of the Leadership Institute at the University of San Diego and principal consultant at Lotus Leadership Institute. She loves anything fitness, reading and spending time with her kids and family.