Hunger and thirst can often be confused, especially within the context of busy daily routines. There are huge consequences when we fail to adequately address the nutritional and dietary needs of our bodies. Insufficient hydration and poor dietary choices can further blur the distinction between actual hunger and thirst, which in turn can have negative health consequences (i.e. diabetes, heart disease, etc).
It's time to detox your fridge, throw out all the additive laden processed foods you been holding on to since the end of 2016. Spring is fast approaching and it's time to give some serious thought to your nutrition, fitness and over all health. A good place to start is to open up your pantry (and your fridge) and take a closer look at what you've been putting in your body!
Personal development plays a significant role in your fitness journey and it is a journey in itself. My approach to fitness is more than just changes those numbers on the scale or blood tests; it's about bringing the whole individual into alignment and that involves the mind, body, and soul!
Too often vegan and vegetarian diets are separated from the lifestyle as a whole. Becoming a vegan or vegetarian is not a fad or passing fancy. For those that adhere to this lifestyle, it's really about the health and wellness of both the individual and the environment in which one lives.
Why are we so obsessed with food and our waistlines? Why does it seem like we are constantly fighting with our food and loosing the battle of the bulge?
It is no small coincidence that our propensity for, and our over indulgence in so-called "quick" and "processed" foods have a strong connection or link to the incidence of diabetes, heart disease and associated syndromes. The bottom line, is that processed foods, our dependency on them, coupled with a lack of adequate exercise (daily), has brought us to the brink of a near pandemic. Add to that unsustainable environmental and agricultural practices, and a grime picture begins to unfold for the human race; but a solution for one problem at a time please.
A healthy lifestyle requires an honest commitment and true understanding of your inner self. Once you've made both the mental and physical commitment to make the necessary changes, all that remains is action. These three things are a must: Make a decision, get a plan, and take action!
Good health and fitness does not happen by accident and it is not free. The reality is that everything has value and by extension, it will cost you something! The real question is, how much value do you attach to your own health, fitness and freedom?
Throughout the year we battle with food and our health against the backdrop of each new season. At the beginning of the year it's all about that "gym membership " and changing ourselves for the better. In the next, it's about "spring cleaning " (i.e. the latest cleanse fad ), etc. Real change in our health and fitness will not change until we change our relationship with food and strive for true balance in our lives.
Why are women so "incapable" of reigning over their own bodies and decisions? Why are "some" men determined to suppress and oppress women and those they deem inferior to them? I don't really give a flying you-know-what! The bottom line is that there will always be predators and evil among us, but it is up to us to shine a light on the darkness and root it out.