The Importance of Food
Beginning the day with healthy food is essential for a quality, healthy life. Breakfast refers to a breaking in our overnight fast, and it is crucially important. After sleep, as your body awakens, it needs energy to start working. In the morning, your body wants to be fed and energized. If you skip breakfast, your body will feel a need to conserve energy, and this can result in poor overall body functioning, as well as fatigue and other symptoms.
The best thing you can do is start your day with a glass of room-temperature water with real lemon squeezed in. If you take systemic enzymes, this is the perfect opportunity to take them.
Next, go through your regular morning routine. Perhaps this involves meditation, visualizations, energy balancing, reviewing your gratitude list and goals intentions, or saying a prayer. Meditating early in the morning is a great habit that will help you have a better day overall. It will shield your mind from the onslaught of potential negativity later during the day. Regular meditation also helps you remain calm and composed, even if you face a really bad day.
After your morning routine, enjoy a hearty breakfast; ideally, this should be eaten within the first hour of waking. Never, ever leave your body to starve till lunchtime. When it comes to breakfast, keep in mind that you have to feed your body and mind. Give yourself all the nutrients you need for a fresh start. Eat plenty of eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers, or enjoy some homemade guacamole, fresh berries, or even cheese or a piece of turkey if you are not allergic. Eggs are a great source of protein and energy, and perfect for breakfast. Vegetables will provide the fiber needed for proper digestion.
For lunch, enjoy an avocado with lemon and tomatoes. If you are not a vegetarian, opt for turkey, chicken breast, or fish. Avoid heavy and most usual combinations of carbs and proteins, such as fried potatoes with red meat; in fact, it is ideal to avoid all meat. Carbs slow digestion and do not make good partners with meat. Instead of potatoes, eat cabbage, string beans, or broccoli, as these are healthy and packed with fiber.
For your evening meals, eat something small early in the evening, no later than six p.m. Avoid carbs as much as possible; if eaten at all, these should be eaten earlier in the day, as those eaten late will only be stored as fat.
Snacks are not good for us, especially late at night. Ice cream is particularly dangerous. The more carbs you eat, the more you will crave them. It is far more advisable and healthier to enjoy more natural fats and proteins.
Some of the greatest advice there is when it comes to food is this: Eat food, not too much, and mostly plants. This short, simple guideline holds great power in helping you take control of your health. Remember that food is more than calories, nutrients, and stored energy.