Is Focusing on Wellness One of Your Goals this Year?
If so, I am going to challenge you with the first Wellness Lifestyle Initiative, to enhance your Wellness.
Studies show that’s all it takes to form a new life enhancing habit, 21 DAYS!
Make a commitment to adopt each of the following practices for 21 days. In doing so, you will see and feel a real difference as you replace unhealthy habits with new healthy ones. Then as it becomes a part of your lifestyle it will dramatically impact on how you look and feel:
- DRINK WATER, eight(8oz) glasses of good quality water a day, at room temperature or warm. Our body is 75% water, the miracle liquid! NO CARBONATED BEVERAGES.
- ACTIVELY SEEK OUT AND EAT ORGANIC PRODUCE, as far as possible. BOYCOTT PESTICIDE LADEN PRODUCE. Witness the rising Cancers and Degenerative disease?
- CUT OUT PROCESSED SUGARS INCLUDING HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP. Use Natural sugars instead. SMALL AMOUNTS OF RAW HONEY, MAPLE SYRUP grade 2, BLACKSTRAP MOLLASSES, LACUMA FRUIT POWDER,COCONUT PALM SUGAR, MONK FRUIT, STEVIA AND SMALL AMOUNT OF FRUIT like berries, apple, banana, guava..
- More VEGETABLES WITH EACH MEAL . Enjoy a rainbow of vegetables with each meal ie of varied colors and organic as far as possible. ABUNDANT IN NATURAL ANTIOXIDANTS!
- CONSUME WHOLE GRAIN PRODUCTS. (Some people only have Gluten free grains which is great or no grains!) NO PROCESSED REFINED GRAIN FLOUR PRODUCTS.
- EAT HEALTHY PROTEINS. e.g, Organic eggs from hens reared in farms with ecological farming Practices, Wild caught Salmon, Grass fed meats and poultry, Game, soaked Lentils, etc…
- STEAM, BOIL, LIGHTLY STIR FRY, LIGHTLY GRILL, BROIL your food other than having it RAW. Enjoy its healthy nutrients! KEEP AWAY FROM FRIED FOODS.
- ENJOY HEALTHY FATS. Such as Butter and Ghee from Grass fed animals, Virgin Coconut oil, Coconut Butter, Cold Pressed Virgin Olive oil, Avocados, Olives, Nuts and Seeds etc…….. CHUCK OUT THE PROCESSED REFINED OILS. EAT GOOD FATS TO GET RID OF UNWANTED BODY FAT!
- MAKE USE OF SEA SALT OR ROCK SALT. Full of Natural Minerals and plenty of varieties available! BIN THE PROCESSED TABLE SALT.
- USE HERBS AND SPICES. Powerful Nature’s remedies, Flavorsome and varieties galore. Use them abundantly!! Coriander, Parsley, Basil, Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary, Sage, Mint, Bay, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Cloves, Cumin, Fennel, Aniseed, Nutmeg, Star Anise, Mace, Fenugreek, Asafoetida, Ginger, Garlic, Galangal, Lemon grass, etc etc .. DITCH THE PROCESSED SAUCES AND PROCESSED MASALAS.
- REGULAR EXERCISE. Adopt an exercise regime that is PLEASURABLE AND VARIED, 20 minutes a day. SITTING IS THE NEW SMOKING!
- JOYFUL PURSUITS . Spend more time engaging in activities that bring you JOY. Also actively look around for small or big things you can be grateful AND ADD TO YOUR JOYFULNESS !
Before using Nutritional supplements, herbal, homeopathic remedies and other treatments, put such foundations in place.
These are a dozen healthy lifestyle changes !!
If you feel these are too many to make at the same time, then start with one and incorporate the others as you go along, committing to doing 21 days for each change to make it a lifestyle habit!
(N.B. If the food items suggested as examples are unsuitable to you or your dietary plan, please use alternatives that suit you)