“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
This is true for excellent health, too. We don’t have to be the 100% picture perfect image of health every minute of everyday to be healthy.
We do, however, need to consistently practice healthy habits to live our best. 🤸🏾♀️
Let’s recap Mindful Eating:
🍐What to Eat- consistently eating whole, minimally processed foods serves us best (e.g Think apples instead of apple juice or think grilled chicken instead of fried). Eat less than 50g of added sugar a day. We must take responsibility for our personal health without letting perfect be the thief of great!
🍽How/ How Much to Eat- slowly (ADDENDUM: not for those who are trying to gain weight, they’ll eat a little faster) & free of distraction (like tv); put down utensil in between bites.
4️⃣ meals per day of the one (or two for males) of the following: palm of protein, fist of vegetables, scoop of whole grain carbohydrates, and a thumb of fat👍🏾 Eyeball it and listen to your body (don’t eat until stuffed)
When to Eat- when we’re hungry. Sounds simple enough. But how often do many of us ignore our hunger signals? Waiting until we are stressed. Or using food when we’re bored. Consider about 3-4 hours between meals. (ADDENDUM: light fruits make great snacks, nuts of course if you’re not allergic, vegetables and stay hydrated. See last month’s hydration posts)
Remember- these are trying times and many are hungry. Let’s donate what we can to our local food banks! Link will be in the insta bio until the end of the year. See below on Facebook.
Thank you for following and see you soon🙋🏾♀️