How to Make a Commitment to Mindful Eating

 

Have you found yourself all too often in the fast food drive through lane in recent months? Is your recycle bin overflowing with empty soda cans? Two of the most perilous habits can be the consumption of fast food meals and sugary sodas. Copious amounts of sugar and sodium can wreak havoc on our bodies. Bloating, high blood pressure, weight gain and mood & energy swings are just a few of the negative side effects of  our body’s inability to process and metabolism excess sugar and sodium. Follow these recommendations from the nutrition experts to ramp up your mindful eating and create a foundation for life long wellness.

No doubt you’ve been inundated with health and nutrition advice from just about every major media source. It can be truly overwhelming. Take it slow and keep it simple. Ironically enough, just a few decades ago, Americans had a fraction of the food choices that are available today, yet were substantially healthier overall. That’s a signal to get back to basics. You don’t need to be a chef, nutrition expert or have deep knowledge of anatomy to make wise food choices. As you begin experimenting with new foods, take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and maintain a nutritional balance with the fantastic array of supplements and vitamins available through Life Extension.

Shop on the perimeter of the grocery store. This is where all the fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats and fish can be found. Steer clear of prepared foods, processed foods and most frozen foods. The ideal diet contains few chemical additives and preservatives. Lean chicken breasts, fresh green beans and roasted sweet potatoes are the components of a simple, healthy and fresh meal. Take time to experiment. You may even find that cooking will emerge as your new hobby. Your body will thank you for years to come. Best of luck on your new healthy eating journey!