Summertime and the living is easy…
You want to enjoy the moments more and have less things you must do. How can you create healthy habits without you feeling stressed and guilty when you fail? Or adding more things to your to-do list?
Wake up in the morning and say thank you for having your health. Before you rise, feel the appreciation for your body and it’s amazing nature. See your body as your best friend. Someone you really want to take care of and give the best. Think of a person in your life you love very much and how you will treat this special person. Now feel the same for your life and your body.
Ask the following question with every choice you make during the day, am I showing love to my body when I eat or drink this? Each spoonful of nutritious fresh food without additions or chemicals gives the best to your body. See food as the building blocks for your body to flourish.
Forgive yourself for any unhealthy eating or lifestyle behaviour. Do not play the guilt card. Live on and looking lovingly at yourself. The past is the past and you have new choices to make. Become pleasant on the inside. Then go back to tip nr. 2 to help make your new choices for the day.
Start making food from the ground up. Making even the easiest of fresh dishes gives great satisfaction. It is so much easier then you think. Start with buying fresh ingredients and check your fridge and kitchen shelves for ready-made foods and candy. Chuck it all out or, less radical, put them away in a separate box or cupboard and focus on the tops shelves that are now filled with fresh food in your fridge and kitchen cupboards.
Find healthier alternatives. Make a sauce with fresh natural yoghurt and garlic instead of a bottled sauce version. Make a batch of your own dressing. Put a big jar with water, lemon and mint in the fridge as a refreshment. Add more greens and fruit to your meals. Boil some eggs and keep them in the fridge for a quick snack.