Welcome to Day 18 of 31 Extraordinary Days to Be… Or…simply: Be…
Together, we will learn to Be… to live fully and beautifully in our “skin”
and in our homes and beyond. If you missed The Introduction or you’d like
to follow the entire series, you can find each post listed here.
When you think about being strong, what is the first thing that crosses your mind?
All those are important. Really important.
All of those areas need to be supported by a healthy body.
Learning how to better care for our bodies requires constant learning.
And then…there is the discipline to carry it out.
I confess to being really disciplined at different times in my life. Right now as I live in the “inbetween” my reserves for having a highly disciplined diet and exercise program are not quite where they should be. But, I know what I need to do and my philosophy remains the same.
Nutrition has been a hobby of mine for years.
One thing I strongly believe….the food pyramid is wrong and will only make us fat and unhealthy.
The other thing I believe is that the traditional whole foods diet of our great grandparents is way superior to the modern diet.
I’ve found it beneficial to shop the perimeter of the grocery store and avoid as much processed food as possible, especially items with sucralose (Splenda) and bad fats.
Availability and my checkbook affect my ultimate decisions, but my first choices would be: locally grown….pastured eggs, grass-fed meats, wild caught fish, raw dairy products, non GMO anything…from the feed for the chickens to the grains I eat, fresh organic or heirloom vegetables and fruits. Plus, healthy fats like coconut and EVOO and ghee.
I also believe that our diets bring us healing and make us healthy or sick.
Choosing a whole and unprocessed foods diet is a big change for many of us. There is less convenience initially and we must think more about every aspect of our food selection. But, the pay-off is big.
If we eat well, we should be physically stronger, mentally sharper, and emotionally more balanced.
Here are a few websites that I have come to appreciate. They are a wealth of helpful information.
If you choose to explore their sites, you’ll find links to many other helpful sites.
You may be farther along on this journey than me. Or possibly today I have gotten you to think a little bit more about what you eat.
Regardless I want to challenge you to come along with me to build a lean mean fighting machine. Okay…how about a healthy body, mind, and spirit? Are you in?
Day 18 Challenge: Are you happy with your current health? Do you have a strong body or do you frequently get colds, headaches, and other ailments? What gets in your way to live or eat well? What do you plan to do about it?
To our health….
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