Aug 2, 2018
While diets aim to provide quick results by changing your diet, lifestyle changes involving physical, emotional, and mental well-being are more sustainable.
When you make your well-being a priority and view your health as a form of self-care, significant changes occur. No one way of approaching health will work for everyone, but if you stick to a gradual introduction of basic changes, you will experience a larger shift without much effort!
What about considering cooking more at home ?
Cooking at home is the act of creating authentic nourishment. The time, the effort, the action and the love going into this supreme act of self care, impact our health in a variety of ways.
Dietary guidelines vary from country to country. However, they share one constant – they all continue to evolve and change.
We eat very differently today compared to 20 years ago. Just like hairstyles and fashion trends, it’s only natural for guidelines to change in order to keep up !!
Cooking is almost like a spiritual practice. It is the only art form we actually take into our body. It is very precious.
We all love food and we love it more when it's shared. Have children cook their own style, have the family members involved.
Learning to cook a few simple dishes is the ultimate act of self-care and self-love. You can experiment, have fun, and follow few suggestions for healthy cooking:
FRESH IS BEST;
LOCAL IS EVEN BETTER;
ORGANIC IS MUCH BETTER. It’s good for your body and for the environment;
CANNED AND FROZEN ARE ALSO OKAY. Canned foods should be the last choice as they’re typically high in sodium and some cans have a inner coating with chemicals that can leach into your food;
KEEP IT SIMPLE;
COOK ONCE, EAT TWICE;
VARY COOKING STYLES;
VARY FLAVORING AND CONDIMENTS;
Focus on progress over perfection.