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Nutritional Wellness

Eating healthy to live healthy

Maintaining a nutritionally well balanced diet is extremely important in staying healthy. However, most people are unable to sustain this lifestyle as they are always falling victim to empty high calorie junk foods.

These empty high calorie foods really trick the body in believing that it’s nourished. However, the body’s cells are nutritionally starved. They don’t receive the nutrition they require, so they signal the body to eat more. The person will tend to eat more of the empty high calorie junk foods as those are usually processed and addictive to the mind.

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”

– Ann Wigmore

With regards to diets, people go on diets to lose weight quickly prior to an important upcoming event. However, once the event passes, they lose all interest and resort back to their old behaviors and end up sometimes worse off than when starting their diet. As the body has a natural tendency to protect itself, it stores fat for survival of long stretches of no nourishment.

Most of us do shop and buy all the right foods but refrain from eating them until the very last days, when they are about to go bad. Trying to recover our loss, we end up binge eating. This is an example of a imbalanced meal prep for the week.

Work with a Life Coach to remove the root causes of the re occurring destructive behaviors. Then, work on “adding” nutritionally high foods to your already existing diet. Your body will automatically reduce the intake of the empty high calorie foods as gradually it will become nutritionally nourished.

-Bobby Bains BHSc, Life Coach www.GobindWellness.com

Nutritional Tips by Gobind Wellness:

Start Your Day with a Healthy Breakfast

Your initial meal should pair together carbs with proteins.  The carbs will provide your body with the energy it requires and help fuel the brain for the day.  Protein is a fast acting energy source that will allow you to feel full until your next meal.

When choosing what to eat for your breakfast, try to eat whole foods that are full of nutrients.  For example yogurt, whole wheat breads, cereal, fruits, eggs.  There are many health benefits when eating a healthy breakfast.

Health benefits:

  • Improved energy throughout the day
  • Improved concentration and performance
  • Improved digestion
  • Decreased chances of eating junk foods
  • Tips: Plan out your breakfast the night before and post it on your refrigerator. This will allow for you to have a plan of action in the morning and prevent you from feeling “rushed.”

    Prepare Your Meals for the Week

    Preparing your meals at the beginning of your work week allows for you to sustain a consistent meal plan. Furthermore, it gives you the opportunity to incorporate all the required nutrients and calories, based on your fitness goals.

    Preparing foods in advance also saves you the hassle of trying to “figure it out” in the mornings, where most often than not you already feel “rushed.”

    The Benefits of Meal Planning: 

  • Stress less
  • Save money
  • Eat healthy whole foods
  • Gives you control
  • Creates food awareness
  • Add Good Fats

    Eating the right foods can ensure you feel “better” in the day when compared to eating the wrong types of food, which are the high calorie low nutritional junk foods.    

    Aside from avocados looking nutritionally tasteful, they actually have tons of healthy nutrients.    

    Tip: Start, by adding to your already existing diet a few avocados every week. These high nutritional types of foods will cause your cells to signal to your body that they have been nourished and that no additional calories are required. It is up to you to listen to your body and respect its fulfillment.    

    Avocados go well with salads, smoothies, alongside breakfast and even spread on your toast.

    Remove Candies & Pop Completely from your Diet

    Candies & Pop are literally poison for the body, there is absolutely no health benefits in consuming them.

    If you are anything like me, I am unsuccessful in limiting the amount I consume. Once I take that first bite of candy or sip of pop, I am unable to stop. My mind wants more and more, leaving me with feelings of self-pity and depression the next day. The only solution I found to work was to completely remove these items from my diet.

    Health risks of candies and pop:        

    Health risks of candies and pop:          

  • Cavities
  • Insatiable hunger
  • Weight gain
  • Insulin resistance
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Liver failure
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Mental health issues of depression and self-pity
  • Tips on how to eliminate candy & pop: 

    • Out of sight, out of mind
    • Replace with better choices
    • Manage your hunger by eating a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner


     


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