Chocolate. I love it, need it, can’t be without it! You hear that all the time, right?
But since it’s easy to get lost in its rich flavour, wouldn’t you like to know how to eat chocolate guilt-free? Or better than that. How about enjoying chocolate not only for its taste but also for the goodness it brings to your health?
You know it, your partner, kids, your mama knows it, we need to eat our vegetables. But rather than just steaming or grilling them, how about changing things up a bit? How about finding some exciting new ways to eat them?
When you put a little spin on your veggies, you won’t even know how, but you’ll reach 7 or even 9 a day in no time!
Hormones. You’re born with them. You need them. You naturally produce them every day. And even though it’s as natural as breathing, I bet the thought of balancing hormones in some way has crossed your mind.
Your body knows very well the amount of hormones to produce to keep you healthy. But it’s easy for this sensitive system to go awry. And what is the finest and smartest piece of your bodily art, the hormonal (endocrine) system, can be easily thrown off by the food you eat.
Do you feel like you could use a quick-fix to detox in the summer?
When the temperatures go up and we get perhaps “too lucky” with the sunshine, our fingers can become swollen, legs heavy and our energy drops. At those moments you may wish you were feeling lighter, cooler and not as sleepy come the mid-afternoon.
When you feel weak and your hands suddenly start shaking like a leaf in the wind, it’s a clear sign your blood sugar is too low. At that moment, you’d eat just about anything to get your stability back.
You most likely feel anxious, short tempered and turn into an emotional volcano waiting to erupt. And it’s no wonder, because when your blood sugar is low, it’s a clear signal you need to refuel as quickly as possible.
Eat the food you love and enjoy every mouthful. Simple, right? But what if you can’t because you’re feeling bloated after every meal you have? What if you need to open that zipper or your inflated belly will do it for you?
You may feel at a dead end when bloating comes regardless of what you eat. You might have just enjoyed a bean chilli, salad, some ice-cream or nibbled on some nuts.
The alarm goes off and your daily routine has begun – lunches and snacks for the kids – check, getting them ready for school -check, iron your clothes for work – check. While nibbling on a bar on your way to work, you suppress that ever returning thought – “I need to find more time to eat healthy. ”
Then, while making a quick cup of coffee at work you’re thinking that tomorrow you’ll get up earlier so you can spare a few extra minutes to have some proper breakfast.
One more scoop, one more fix and I’m done. Maybe one more after that … I can’t even count how many times I fought the desire for eating more chocolate or ice cream.I tried to resist the sugar cravings only to give in, wiping out everything sweet I could lay my hands on.
Then I had endless conversations with my conscience, promising that from now on I’d play by the moderation rule which can hurt no-one, right?