Reward Your Body - Make Better, Healthier Food Choices!
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well ~Virginia Woolf
Food Choices. Yuck or Yum?
Who decides what food you eat? Do you think of food as a ‘yuck’ or ‘yum’ decision? How does the food you eat affect your health?
Food choices - when it comes to eating healthy, sometimes it feels like a battle between ‘yuck’ and ‘yum.’ Quite frankly, at times the idea of choosing healthy food seems quite boring and tasteless. We have all been there before, especially when we were kids. Remember your parents sitting a plate of peas, lima beans, and carrots in front of you? Did your taste buds say: ‘Yuck?' Mine did. Now, as an adult, my taste buds don’t find favor with peas, lima beans, and carrots. I choose not to eat them. Instead, I choose to eat spinach. My taste buds say: ‘Yum.’
Likewise, you may find, more often than not, you are choosing to make unhealthy food choices because it tastes better. But, you can choose healthy foods that have the ‘yum’ factor too. It is choice. And, since you are on the journey of living a blissful life, choosing to eat healthy falls right on the path. Like other things in life, the food we eat becomes a conditioned behavior of choice. Perhaps yours is chocolate or fries. Mine is coffee. That aside, you need to eat. So, why not make better food choices? Why not choose food that helps your body work at a high energetic level?
Try These Five Better Food Choices
- Fruit and vegetables high in antioxidants (such as bananas, spinach)
- Calcium and vitamin D rich food (such as salmon, tofu)
- Vitamin A rich food (such as spinach, mangoes)
- Essential fatty acids (such as olive oil, dark greens)
- Folic acid rich food (such as sweet potatoes, oranges)
Reward for Healthy Food Choices
What’s the reward for healthier food choices? Typically we do not associate 'reward' with making better or healthier food choices. We eat what we want when we want to eat it: the end! However, if your daily food choices are not healthy, calorie-dense, and nutrient poor it is widely known this tends to create a nutritional imbalance that can negatively affect your health. The only way to change your conditioned behavior of eating unhealthy is to change the way you think about your food choices and how they affect the body. It cannot be overemphasized - the best changes in life and health happen from the inside out. Remember, your body is your temple - you deserve to feel well, have lots of energy, and live your best life. The reward for choosing and sustaining healthy eating is priceless. So, what’s in it for you?
Here’s the short answer:
- Increased energy
- Promotion of clears eyes and skin
- Improved restful sleep
- Stimulated healthy libido
- Regulated blood sugar
- Fueled weight loss and maintenance
- Boosted brain function
- Moderated stress
Here’s to you eating well, thinking well, loving well, sleeping well, and living well!
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Savion, S. (2014, March 15). Reward Your Body - Make Better, Healthier Food Choices!, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, June 4 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/livingablissfullife/2014/03/reward-your-body-make-better-food-choices
Author: Sydney Savion, D.Ed.
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