Health is a journey, not a destination. Every choice we make impacts the state of your body, every cell reacts to each thought, each bite of food, each movement. There’s no starting or stopping, our choices are affecting our health whether we realize it or not.
Becoming aware of – and responsible for – our role in our health journey is actually the first step.
With that understanding, let’s start taking steps towards better health outcomes.
What we put in our mouths is one of the very few things we can actually control in life. Our choices matter, you can make a difference on a cellular level with EVERY choice – every bite we take is information to our cells.
Feed cells good information and get happy, healthy cells in return.
So you’re thinking ok, great, but still – WHERE DO I START?
Eat. More. Better. Vegetables.
There is so much overwhelming information out there about keto, paleo, low-carb, low fat, good fat, bad fat, gluten free, eggs are good, eggs are bad, eat bacon – it’s like spending just a little too much time on a the tilt-o-whirl at the carnival – you get dizzy, you feel a little nauseous and overwhelmed, and if you read one more conflicting piece of information, you might just barf.
Stop the ride, I want to get off!
If you’re overwhelmed by all the health advice out there, stick around, you can find some simple, straightforward answers on this blog. But if you just want to do one thing to positively impact your health today, right now – eat more vegetables.
I’m talking more in quantity, more in variety and more in quality.
Variety: Eat the rainbow!
Just keep “more vegetables” in your mind every time you’re making a meal. If you’re steaming broccoli, add some onions and mushrooms. If you’re sautéing zucchini, add colored bell peppers, leeks and shredded carrots. Keep it colorful! This is your key to variety. Handfuls of greens can be the base of any meal. #eattherainbow #greenswitheverything
Consider vertical plate building rather than the pie chart compartmentalized mode of eating: lay down a bed of mixed dark leafy greens, drizzle with olive oil, salt, and seasoning of choice, the next layer is your mixed vegetable medley (sautéed, grilled, roasted or even raw if you prefer,) topped with a reasonable portion of meat, some healthy fats like olives or avocado, and sprinkle with nuts or seeds and garnish with sprouts, micro greens or other shredded vegetables.
You can be clueless in the kitchen and still rock this method. It’s beautiful and delicious and will be satisfying and oh, so pleasing to your cells!
Eat more, better vegetables and start improving your health today!