I started my business because I believe food has become way more confusing than it needs to be. We're told by countless experts what to eat and it's got to the point that we're not seeing foods anymore. Instead we look for nutrients and calories, math calculations rather than taste and nourishment. There's so much information out there that we've stopped listening to the one thing that will truly tell us what it means to eat healthy - our bodies.
I look at food as a way to celebrate and honour the body that we've been given and I want to help others see how they eat the same way.
To help you along, I'm sharing my simple philosophy on creating a healthy relationship with food:
Eat Real Food
Get rid of the crap. Stop eating stuff that you can’t pronounce. If it has a shelf life that’s longer than you, don’t put it in your body. Artificial anything, excessive sweeteners, and anything that’s been overly processed is not what we’re meant to consume not matter how many advertisers are trying to market it’s benefits to you. A lot of foods that are considered ‘healthy’ are actually some the biggest culprits. Be curious, ask questions, and real labels.
Keep it Simple
These days food is so overcomplicated and all about nutritional components, calories and calculations. When did food become about math equations? Eating well doesn’t have to be complicated. Real food is good food. It’s about adopting new way of thinking that’s really an old way of thinking. It’s about eating food that our bodies naturally know how to process, without chemicals, additives or fillers.
Be Willing to Experiment
Sometimes you need to try something new and get outside your comfort zone to know what’s best for you. This goes for life and in what you eat. We’re lucky to live in a society that gives us unlimited access to all kinds of food. Be willing to try different things so you can choose what you enjoy most and what feels the best for your body.
Our culture today is addicted to the busyness. How many times a day do you hear someone say, I’m so busy? In order to ‘get it all done’ we’re now rushing through meals, eating on the go and on scrolling through our phone at mealtimes. We don’t give ourselves time to sit and enjoy a meal without distractions. We’ve lost the space to step back and listen to our body’s intuition. Put down the phone. Create space at meal time to acknowledge what you’re eating and how you’re nourishing your body.
Create Healthy Habits, not restrictions
We do this so often in our lives, we restrict ourselves and then feel horrible if we set ourselves up to fail. Healthy habits include all of what I’ve talked about above, knowing what we’re putting in our body and being mindful. What you eat is one of the most important components to your energy and how you feel everyday. Make a choice to take responsibility and be curious. Take the time to listen to your body and figure out what works for you. Healthy habits should be about what makes you feel good. Do what brings you joy. How are you bringing fun and lightness into your life everyday?