Updated: Apr 14
What does Eat Well To Be Well actually mean? Quite literally, it means what it says. So then the question becomes, what does Eat Well mean? Put simply, it means eat organic, minimally processed, nutrient dense food and include some raw vegetables and fruit, bought locally whenever possible.
In reality, eating well is only a part of the puzzle but it's a good place to start. Most people don't realise how much their food choices are negatively impacting their health, and many have no idea how often they're eating these foods.
So, what to do? The first step is to recognise there is, or may be a problem with the food you're eating. A useful way to do this is to keep a food diary for seven days with the proviso that your normal eating behaviour will be maintained. There's no point in trying to be a raw vegan for a week if you normally eat meat twice a day. The results will be useless and you'll have wasted your time.
At the end of the seven days, if your food diary was filled with herbal tea, water, vegetables, fruit and home cooked food, well done. Like us, you're obviously interested in prevention rather than cure and we like your attitude! On the other hand, if salty, sugary, processed and pre packaged foods were frequently consumed, you can now recognise your diet does not support good health. You have the opportunity to take action. Action that can transform your life.
Keep it simple!
You can make simple and effective changes immediately. Try following this helpful guide to get you started. Implement the suggestions gradually at a pace you're comfortable with, but not so slow that you lose momentum!
Start your day with a glass of high quality, clean water.
Keep hydrated throughout the day by and drink water between meals. Herbal tea counts!
Plan your meals in advance.
Try simple, home made recipes.
Batch cook a recipe you like so you don't have to cook everyday.
Experiment with a new food, for example, try a fruit you've never had before at least once per week.
If salt is needed, use Himalayan Pink Salt or Sea Salt.
Aim to eat eight servings of organic vegetables and fruit per day (or five if you don't eat any at all).
Chew your food well, until it is a pulp.
Eat sitting down and pay attention to what you're eating; enjoy the taste, smell and texture of the food you're putting into your body.
You'll notice this guide doesn't tell you what not to do. This is intentional because as soon as we feel deprived of something, we tend to want it. No matter how well intentioned the tip, as soon as the words are read, a mental image is created of what we can't have, which inevitably creates the desire to have it! Therefore, to enrich your experience and motivate you, this approach focuses on learning new enjoyable behaviours and adding healthier foods and ingredients.
These steps will help you to adopt a diet rich in vitamins and minerals that can improve your health and lower the risk of some serious health conditions. Be aware! By following these suggestions, you may experience more energy, less bloating, improved bowel movements, weight loss, and feelings of contentment!
Please work with a qualified practitioner if you have a medical condition, are taking medication, or are pregnant or nursing to ensure you are fully supported.