God gives you only one body. Being that it is a temple of the Holy Ghost you have a moral obligation to take care of it. To do this your body must be provided with the proper nutrients for energy and to efficiently function.
Healthy eating is where it all begins.
By eating the foods that God has provided for us, whole foods, we increase the likelihood of actually assimilating the nutrients provided to us.
I consider processed and artificial foods as poison to our bodies. Throw it out!! It isn’t food! It’s just empty calories helping us gain fatty weight. It doesn’t nourish our body with those fake vitamins they add to the ingredient list. And, in my opinion, since it isn’t even food then it isn’t considered wasting. So, we don’t need to worry about that argument now do we! 🙂
If you’re worried about saving money and think you need to eat this artificial food to do this then think again. Eating this stuff costs us our health and therefore costs us money. Get rid of it!
Look at the ingredient list of the products you’re considering eating. If you don’t recognize the ingredient as something that can be grown it is probably too processed for your body to use. Examples of this would include pasta, most canned or boxed ‘meals’, and, honestly, most of the food in the center aisles of your grocery store.
It’s time to rethink how we fuel ourselves. Whole foods is the best approach, of course, since this is the food God made for our bodies. However, sometimes we need a little extra boost.
This is where vitamins and supplements come in.
If you feel like you aren’t nutritionally getting enough then you need to supplement . This is very important because if our bodies don’t have the proper fuel they can’t run efficiently. This includes our brains and emotions.
The chemical makeup of our food is so far from the original that it doesn’t contain the same components anymore, principally due to pesticide use and commercial farming practices, namely GMO’s.
There are two ways you can combat this problem. You can grow your own food, of course, (heirloom varieties are best),and/or you can buy organic. There are more nutrients this way.
Another option is to supplement with vitamins. The one I usually use (and my husband always uses) is All-One powder vitamins. We prefer this brand because it is already broken down (in powder form) and is very complete. Being very high in B vitamins helps us get immediate energy as well.
When we forget to take these vitamins my husband tends to get a ‘fog’. He doesn’t work as well and loses all motivation. Start giving his these vitamins and it changes everything.
Another supplement we like is called Super Greens, (a.k.a. Green Goop). My husband loves this stuff, and I drink it because it’s healthy. Haha!! It’s not that it tastes bad it’s just that I’ve found very few green supplements that taste yummy to me. However, I still drink it because I know I should.
Vitamins and supplements take the nutritional imbalances our modern food has and makes it into complete nutrition.
And last, but definitely not least, we need to drink more water. Our bodies can’t function without it!
First off, it provides proper lubrication. Without water we risk constipation. All that ‘stuff’ sits in our intestines and basically rots. Can you imagine what this does to our bodies?
It poisons us and makes us feel physically sick. It also gives us bad breath (huge sign of constipation) and gives us a puffy tummy, due to bloating. Now, when your tummy sticks out what does that do to your self esteem? Simply put, if I wake up feeling fat my day is off to a pretty bad start. Drinking plenty of water helps avoid all of this.
Water also cleans out the impurities in your cells that are causing your body not to function at its best. And, if you drink more than one cup of coffee try to cut back a little. One cup should really be your max, with no coffee being ideal.
Of course, I’m a mother and I understand the enjoyment of a morning cup of coffee. I didn’t give my coffee up. I don’t think you have to either.
I recommend you measure out how much water you need to drink in your day first thing in the morning. The proper amount is your weight divided by two, measured in ounces (for example, 150 pounds, divided by 2, would be 75 ounces of water per day). Then drink up! You have all day to spread it out. Herbal teas can be part of your water count but nothing else.
1) Buy a water container, if you don’t already have something. A couple quart canning jars work well if you don’t want to spend money on something. I use one of these and just refill it 2-3 times throughout the day (with some lemon juice added, for flavor).
2) Decide what vitamins and supplements you believe your body needs and get them purchased. We use All-One Vitamins and Super Greens primarily, although sometimes I’ll add other vitamins depending on my current needs (pregnancy, etc.).