As I gained weight and began to feel tired, achy, depressed and discouraged, I started to become a bit more interested in learning what I could do to naturally get my health back. I had heard all the typical bits of information: eat less fats, exercise, add a salad, cut down on coffee, watch the sweets. The problem was I was already doing these things. Some of the ladies I worked with would say, "Susie is the healthiest eater I know. She always has a salad.", yet my weight kept going up and I was dragging myself through each day.
I have often wondered how I let myself get sucked into the spiral of poor food choices, believing the McDonald's commercial, "I'm loving it!" and never really asking myself if the food I was eating was really doing what I wanted it to do, nourish my body.
Real food nourishes. Processed foods, even if they are "enriched" or have vitamins added (usually synthetically made vitamins that the body cannot use) are not nourishing to the body. Usually, it takes more energy and nutrients then we are receiving to break down these foods and the body is left depleted.
So, if you are like me, I encourage you pull out your common sense and take a good, honest look at what you put into your body. Is it really nourishing you? Good health is possible, but it all starts with what we give our body to work with.
What are your favorite ways to nourish your body?