Being healthy is more than just having good food and exercising, it is a way of living…
Before staring to convert into healthiness, I prepared myself for it… My mind had to accept many things about being healthy and part of it was that it was not only a matter of watching my diet. In fact, it is a sort of triangle that links the mental , physical and emotional health all together…
The first question that one should answer is: why having a healthy lifestyle? Following a trend is not especially what you should look for as an answer, because if you are not mentally convinced then it wouldn’t work out as it should be…
On a personal note, I started this way of living because I wanted to maintain a sort of balance. At the end, it is not about following a schedule or a set of rules… It is mainly about letting go, being free to choose, assuming one’s actions, following instincts and learning good habits without forcing oneself to…It takes time, but when you finally get there it feels like a triumph.
A cheat meal can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle!
Making exceptions doesn’t mean breaking up with a healthy lifestyle… After all it is part of your own pack of choices. For example, I do allow myself to eat cakes, snacks loaded with sugar… I do eat at McDonald’s sometimes and I definitely skip meals when I feel like doing so. I do not count my calories or the number of pushups that I need to do to cover up an excess of sugar in my blood. Because a ZEN attitude is enough to make it up for you, a good laugh with friends arund food is more treasured and the irony is that you know that a cheat meal can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle… Ths is why the mental part matters as well!
But, this is not an excuse to have a cheat meal every single day … Throught your journey, you will learn to enjoy food without disregarding the taste, to subtitute junk food with healthy… Honey instead of sugar, baking instead of frying, fuit snacks instead of biscuits, Ricotta or Jben instead of cream cheese!
There are so many options to enjoy good food and so here is my own version of a healthy smoothie featuring spinach and a hint of sugar flavour ( thanks to dried figs).
- A bunch of spinach
- 2 small Apples
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 1/3 cup Water
- 1 tbs dried figs powder
- Vanilla extract
What I love about smoothies is that there is noo complication to make it. Only one way to go, mix all the ingredients in a blender ( start with the liquids first) and enjoy!