“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.”
John Pierpont Morgan
Here you are... welcome to day one.
There are a lot of diets out there, but there is no one diet that works for all people. You have work to get in touch with what works best for you. However, we can begin with the concept of crowding out. Crowding out means that you eat all the real food; fruits and vegetables that you'd like and in the process, push out the processed (broken foods vs whole foods). The goal of this program will never be perfection, but feeling better than you did yesterday.
What is the importance of eating a whole foods diet? Not one state in the United States meets the Healthy People Guidelines of obesity at 15% or less (source). Not one. People today are suffering, they are in pain both physically and mentally. What you ingest in this life plays a major role in how you feel. So over the next two weeks, we encourage you to explore what you put in your mouth and how that impacts your body. Not only does how you feel impact you but all the people around you.
Close your eyes and watch your thoughts for a few minutes. No judgement what comes up, just start to become aware of where your mind wanders.
Gratitude Journaling. Take a few moments to jot down three things that you are grateful for today.
If you'd like, we'd love you to share with us on the WhatsApp group.
Meal Plan Ideas
On today's meals here are some tips for how you can manage this experience for your family.
Watch your self talk today. Notice your self talk around the idea of change and growth, is it positive or negative. When you catch yourself saying something negative, rephrase the statement.
Meal Plan Hack
Another opportunity to give our students some more tips and hacks for leftovers.