I love food and I also love the website Healthy is the New Skinny, and while I was reading I came across one of their articles called, Live Like the Spanish Do. The article talks about her trip to Barcelona and the things that she has learned from her voyage and the first thing she mentions is how when she went to Barcelona she would eat all this food and never feel bloated or heavy. She said that throughout  her trip even though she ate whatever she wanted, she never felt stuffed or just that bleh feeling. (You know the one, when you’ve eaten one pizza slice too many and you don’t want to move or do anything at all.) She said how she felt great and that’s when I fully grasped the meaning of, “You  are what you eat.”

Eating healthy food where you know the source versus, eating seemingly healthy yet processed foods, makes a big difference on how you feel. This is largely due to the fact that the food is fresh. The food, is actually food. It hasn’t been tampered with, there is not anything added to prolong the freshness or make the color brighter and nicer to the eye. It hasn’t been manipulated in anyway and what you see is what you get. There’s no need to stress because what you are buying is a real mango or a real cucumber. It is not a mango  that’s been injected with who-knows-what  or a cucumber that has seen the inside of one too many chemical plants. The key to feeling healthy and feeling great, is changing the way you eat.

So I’ve decided to apply my new found knowledge into my family and I’s everyday life. I’ve learned that eating healthy doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to count all the calories in every meal (it’s no fun and deprives you of being fully present in whatever situation you’re in) but you need to be aware of what you’re putting in your body. Try and adopt the method of “Treating you’re body like a temple” and only allowing food that makes you feel great. Try to only buy fresh things and add a little more veggies and fruits into your everyday life, because in the long run your body will thank you. Also, there are so many benefits of simply changing the way you eat that you can feel now. You’ll  have more energy, you won’t feel as bloated, you’ll feel great and your new way of healthy eating combined with some exercise can have you looking healthy inside and out.

So my question for you this week is, are you going to try and change the way you eat and if so, do you have anymore tips on healthy eating?