I was recently talking to a very good friend of mine who experiences some health issues and it inspired me to write this post.
Once, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s I spent a number of days researching my condition and finding some answers, some tips how to deal with it. I came across so many useful sites, blogs that dealt with my condition but also many other very different conditions. The first thing that all those articles, posts had in common was the role of a diet in the state of illness. Tes that proves that: “We are what we eat.” Please do not get me wrong, I’m not trying to say that when you follow some rules then you will be healthy and your disease will be gone forever. There is a huge change this will happen. But my point is that the healthy diet and mindful eating will just make you feel better and your body will be so grateful. No matter if you are vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free etc. The most important fact is that you listen to your body and treat it with respect.
To be honest, there are only few tips that you should take into account while eating healthy:
1. Avoid processed food
2. Avoid processed sugar
3. Drink plenty of water
4. Make as many dishes as you can at home
5. Eat fiber
And Voila you have a nice recipe for healthy and concious eating. And believe me, your body will be so thankful. Your skin will look healthier, you will sleep better and you will have more energy. What do you want more.
You might say that it is easy for my to say. But, my beginning with healthy eating wasn’t easy at all. I had to get rid of many things that I liked from my menu and it was difficult, if not impossible, to find some healthy alternatives. However, everytime I was feeling unhappy that I cannot eat something I was thinking of my goal. And, do you think I didn’t have cheat days? Of course, I did. But, after time of eating healthy when I ate some pizza I felt so full. Now, I really try to remember those bad experiences not to tempt myself too much.
As you can see, it is not easy to change your whole menu, but it is really worth it.
I challange you to eat healthy for a month. I promise you that when you will see how you feel you might not come back to old habits.
Try it out, and when you do, just let me know 🙂