We have become a microwave society – we want everything done in a matter of seconds! Unfortunately when it comes to your health, what took you years to create in your body, will take time to reverse. You can’t eat junk food every day, never exercise and stay up til all hours of the night and expect to feel your best! If you do this and end up overweight and perhaps battling diabetes, are you surprised? If you are, you are not being realistic. You do reap what you sow! It may take years and usually does but I believe that’s just an indication of the mercy and grace of God! How many opportunities to turn things around have you ignored or wasted?
Ok, now let’s talk about choosing one powerful thing to begin doing that can really make a huge difference and perhaps turn things completely around. I don’t know what your habit is but here are my top three that can begin changing your health for the better and fairly quickly.
#1 is to eat real food. That means fresh, whole, clean, nutrient-dense foods like well raised and processed meat and poultry, organic produce and dairy if you eat it. Think one-ingredient foods like beef, chicken, lettuce, apples, tomatoes, zucchini, beans, fish and berries. You get the idea. Foods that don’t come in a box or through a drive-thru window. Ones you cook from scratch.
#2 Begin reducing your intake of sugar and wheat. This will impact you on so many levels! Not only will you find it easier to lose weight, but you will also notice joint pain decreasing as well as cholesterol and blood sugar levels normalizing. Begin gradually by eliminating one serving a day. This can improve your health in as little as 10 days!
#3 Begin replacing any other beverages you drink throughout the day (coffee shop coffee, sodas, bottled juices) with clean water. You can have your morning coffee or tea as long as they’re not loaded with sugar, artificial sweetener or creamers. But after that, begin adding in water until you are drinking 1/2 your body weight in ounces daily and include 1/4 tsp. natural, unprocessed salt for every 32 oz. You will be amazed at the increase in energy, improvement in your skin, mood and joints.
Choose one and begin gradually adding that new habit into your daily routine. Don’t rush – it’s not a race, but don’t give up. Keep it simple and keep moving forward day by day and I predict this can be your best, healthiest year ever.
Are you overwhelmed thinking of all the changes you need or want to make to get healthier?
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