WE BESTOW UPON YOU THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF HEALTHY EATINGWE BESTOW UPON YOU THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF HEALTHY EATING https://www.delphineremy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/22-1024x1024.jpg 1024 1024 Delphine Remy | Holistic Nutrition & Eating Psychology Coach Delphine Remy | Holistic Nutrition & Eating Psychology Coach https://www.delphineremy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/22-1024x1024.jpg
Okay, so before we pull the biggest magic trick of all time, unleash the 10 beasts, have it printed on the front page of the newspapers, or whichever way you would like to put it, let me just ask if you are ready? Are you all set to crack the code to a healthy life?
Only then you will be eligible to learn about these life-altering commandments. Because once you know of them there is no going back! No matter how much you want to un-see them, you won’t be able to. I repeat this will change you forever and ever and ever and you will never go back to unhealthy eating, even if you want to. #youhavebeenwarned
Avoid eating anything that your grandma doesn’t recognize as food. Let’s get one thing straight; grandmothers know best when it comes to food. There’s no other way to slice it. The only downside to Grandma is maybe stuffing you with more food than you can chew, swallow and digest, and there is always a second serving in the lerks. Ever seen those “grandma I am hungry and there is no food in the house” memes or GIFs? Well, they’re mostly true and the bottom line is if Grandma thinks what you’re eating isn’t food, you better drop it right there.
Avoid products that make health claims. Avoid it like the plague. That goes for all sugar-free, whole-wheat, 100% all natural and 0g calories food. In items without sugar, artificial sweeteners are added which are significantly more threatening to your health than actual sugar, items that claim there is 0 grams of trans fats may have at least 0.5 grams of it but since the first integer is a zero, they’re able to put it on the box and label it as such. I can keep the list going but I don’t want you to go into the “my whole life has been a lie” mode.
Stop eating food containing ingredients you can’t pronounce. Ammonium Sulfate, Azodicarbonamide….etc. To be completely fair, while some of these harder to pronounce ingredients can be perfectly naturally (and are often listed in Greek, Latin or their Scientific label) most are engineered and contain harmful substances approved by the FDA. The goal is to avoid artificial ingredients. Make sure to read up on the foods you eat regularly to see if they pass the test.
Don’t consume foods that won’t rot. Correct. I noticed the other day that a box of cookies I picked up had an expiration date set for 2 years from now! 2019. Why on earth would a cookie need a shelf life of 2 years?! (And, I’d really like to meet these individuals with those levels of self control). I don’t know about you but it makes you wonder what the manufactures are putting into these non perishable foods.
Eat with intent, with company and always with pleasure. The more the merrier, isn’t that how the saying goes? If I were to ponder the backstory of this commandment, I believe it was so that we would eat less and talk more. This way we give our bodies fewer calories to burn. Sounds like the easiest trick to lose weight, doesn’t it? Eating with pleasure has been proven to have a metabolic power! Studies at the University of Texas have shown that when people are excited about their food, and excited to eat, it jump starts their metabolism. It helps digest, assimilate nutrients and burn calories faster. Metabolic Power is a fascinatingly powerful topic — stay tuned for a blog on this subject.
Eat a wide variety of foods every day and food from animal that eat grass. Now this one takes a little more effort and commitment. It’s a no brainer, that eating a variety of foods makes it easier to get a balanced diet. Not all foods are equally nutritious, and even foods that are good for you are probably missing a few nutrients, so when you eat a variety of foods you’re more likely to get all the essential nutrients you need every day. Eating food from animal that eat grass tastes better and guarantees Meat is higher in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E and beta-carotene. It is better for the world, the animals and our local community!
When shopping at grocery stores; keep away from the middle isles. Make it a rule. We all know the tasty chip, snack and instafoods are centrally located and the easiest to find but make it a point to remember this stuff is also really bad for you! The next time you visit your local grocery, wear some comfy shoes and spend some time getting re-acquainted with the Produce section. You know — that area filled with all the colorful greens, fruits and vegetables? I promise no one can tell you’re a newbie. Pick out a few fresh fruits to try throughout the week as new snacks or in your smoothie. You’ll quickly learn what you like and don’t like.
Pay more, eat less. Give up that $1 McChicken and buy the $5 fresh Caesar salad. The good stuff costs more because it isn’t full of low quality ingredients that are bad for your health. While the upfront cost may be more, in the end you’ll save on the cost down the line associated with an unhealthy lifestyle and poor eating habits.
Eat meals at tables. Isn’t that the whole reason tables were made in the first place? The dining table is not that fancy overpriced table you purchased and never use except for maybe on Thanksgiving or when Grandma comes over. The dining table is where you, your friends and/or family congregate to share meals and make memories together. Did you know that humans consume 25% more food when eating in front of a computer or a TV or simply by doing something else?
Cook and grow your own food. Once you become aware of everything you are putting into your body has been grown organically, is fresh, and prepared in hygienic conditions, you will feel good about it. It is high time you give up paying for stale and, tasteless, meals. You don’t need to have a huge backyard to grow your own basil and sprout your seeds!
Life altering, didn’t we tell you? If anyone benefits the most from eating healthy, it is YOU. Not your finicky boss, not your complaining spouse, not your annoying little sibling, not your friends. YOU… You will be the one to witness the healthier changes and it all can be achieved in these simple yet powerful set of commandments.
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