Eating healthy is a form of self love,only you can give it to yourself.
When you make up your mind to start eating healthy,the most difficult hurdle you will have to get over everyday is the hurdle of staying motivated to eat healthy.
Eating healthy is a lifestyle decision that will not be solved by going on a diet.It has to be a conscious decision every day to be mindful about what ends up on your plate.
When I started writing and talking about nutrition I was excited to share my knowledge and experience in the kitchen with my readers and I had a lot of fun.But the very same reason I started writing ,started to wane off because somehow I got demotivated.
Suddenly everywhere I looked,everyone was dishing out nutrition advice based on nothing but what was trending in social media groups.Everyone was selling slimming teas,juicing,keeping off carbohydrates,eating only proteins and making a mess of the beautiful science of why and how food is used by our bodies.
Everyone was lapping up the myths as gospel truths and my interest in writing started to wane off.My only involvement in nutrition came when I took part in the medical camps organized by our church and I would give nutritional advice and counsel to the people i Met during those medical camps
It was interesting to see people quickly becoming health experts of sorts from reading just a few articles and without any formal training on what nutrition is, how various conditions would influence how food was absorbed in the body,they would start giving out nutritional advice.
More interesting was to find myself dishing out nutrition advice even without thinking about it and bursting a few myths that were being bandied around as means to weight loss and health .So why did I stop writing again…..
And so I found myself back where I started writing about nutrition because the information being being bandied about was that staying healthy was a 15 or 21 day affair of eating certain kinds of foods and avoiding others.
But is it …..really?
Staying healthy is a lifestyle choice,a reason most diets do not work is that they promise you quick results that do not last because somehow you fall off the diet wagon.And so you will find yourself trying every diet that promises to give you quick results when instead you should be using your energy to make healthier lifestyle choices.
And that is the reason I am back to nutrition ,I got tired of looking at food as if it was an enemy to be fought instead of something to be enjoyed.
It was time to burst some myths that I had come across on what living and eating healthy was all about.You may want to read Why you are not losing weight and why you may not be gluten intolerant.
Here is what I would like to do for you ,as a nutritionist I would like to disrupt the way you see and think about healthy eating.How can you make food your partner in living a healthier life and not see it as something you should be afraid of?
There are many places,people ,pills and teas that promise you quick results but do they really work at keeping you there..at making healthy eating a lifestyle choice?
I have spent years reading about what eating healthy is all about and how we can use food to manage as well as maybe avoid certain conditions.Those same years have been spent seeing how blessed we are as a country because we have such a wide variety of foods and fresh foods to choose from.
Is there a way I can help you live healthier,make wiser food choices,maybe a topic you would really like me to talk about or maybe write about that you think you need clarity on?
Write it in the comments section and let us see how we can start you on eating more healthy as well as keep you there.