The 3rd Key To Mindful Weight Loss:
You are What You Eat
Written by: Kathy Best, March 19, 2018
You are what you eat, so pay attention to what you put in your body. Most packaged and processed foods are filled with additives, chemicals, processed sugar, and hydrogenated oils. None of which are nutritious or good for your health. If you pick up a package and half the ingredients are unpronounceable, or unknown to you put the box down and walk away. High fructose corn syrup has been linked to obesity, diabetes, and mercury exposure. Trans-fatty acids like hydrogenated corn and soybean oil increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other memory related diseases exponentially. Logic follows that your body will become toxic and eventually diseased when exposed to these ingredients over time; Hence the heart disease, diabetes, and cancer epidemics.
Our bodies are amazingly resilient and can almost always return to a state of homeostasis when given the proper diet, environment, and care. Humans were not meant to fall apart, breakdown, and age the way we do currently. If you look at societies around the world, there are numerous examples of people living long, healthy, active lives well into their 90’s and even 100’s. Nutrition is one of the most important keys to good health regardless of age. Eating more foods that grow on plants and less food manufactured in plants has been scientifically proven to increase physical and emotional health and well being. A healthy diet also counteracts oxidative stress and damage from long-term inflammation. A Lifestyle that includes abundant fruits and vegetables, small amounts of healthy saturated fats, and lean, clean protein all contribute to vibrant health, lots of energy, lower body fat, and reduced stress levels. Always try to eat organic as much as possible to reduce your pesticide, GMO, chemical, antibiotic, and animal hormone exposure as these reduce the quality and can counteract the health benefits of a whole foods diet.