Updated: Nov 15, 2019
Where do we start with a healthier regime? Well the basics is water. Our bodies rely on a regular supply of water to function well and to remove toxins. With our busy lifestyles, it is easy to forget to drink enough water or think that the daily quota can be met through tea and coffee or juices. Sadly, this is not true because caffeinated drinks have a diuretic effect, leaving us dehydrated. For our body to function well it needs pure clean (uncontaminated water). This is a whole subject on its own and I have plenty of information I would love to share with you (Just ask!)
We can make a huge difference to our physical health and overall well-being by reducing the amount of acidic foods we eat and replacing them with alkaline foods. You can easily research what types of food have an alkaline effect in the body and there are more than you might think. The majority of popular foods in our modern, Western diets are acidic foods that create an oxidised environment in our guts and therefore throughout our entire body.
So, we can start by eating alkaline foods, which includes plenty of leafy green veg or starting the day with a green juice.
Let’s keep this simple:-
Drink between 1- 2 litres of pure water daily. (preferably filtered and mineralised and not from plastic bottles)
Eat a wholesome varied diet, unprocessed and organic as much as possible.
For food sensitivities start with limiting or avoiding wheat and dairy as these seem to be the main culprits.
H aving Healthy alternatives to Hand is key
E at natural, organic and unprocessed foods when possible
A ccountability is vital to stay on track
L earn new inventive ways of creating delicious food
T rust your body it will let you know what’s best for you
H elpful advice and support goes a long way
Y ou and only you are responsible for your health
Some reasons why most people choose a healthier diet or make major changes to their lifestyle can include:
A major health scare i.e a cancer diagnosis or illness in the family, for example Diabetes or a heart condition.
Weight issues impacting on health or ability to lead a normal life such as playing with grandchildren. Or maybe a desire to get into that bikini for the summer or look great for a wedding.
Smokers can often feel like an outcast or conscious of smelling unpleasant to friends or loved ones.
Discover more, come along to a unique workshop on a half day healthy eating workshop with Gill.
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