Think about all the things you like to eat, and then think about all the things that you hate to eat. Is your body telling you what you need to eat, or is somebody else telling you what you like to eat?
Every time I walk into a grocery store, I wonder how other people make their dietary choices. I have food sensitivities and a variety of other dietary issues that make it rather difficult for me when I’m looking for something to eat. With my sensitivities, my body tells what I can and can’t eat. When I eat certain foods, I can react so poorly that I can’t function.
When I go grocery shopping I feel overwhelmed by advertising and marketing messages. Messages that tell me that I should eat something because its low fat, has a new flavor, contains more vitamins, contains antioxidants, is fortified, enriched, new and improved… and so on.
I can get hooked into thinking that something is really ok for me, all because of something on the label. My dietary considerations are drowned out by some marketing voice that says “Eat me, there’s something in here that you really want!”
My body however can read labels better than my brain does. It often speaks loud and clear with examples of poor food choices. Brain fog, sore throat, runny nose, stuffed sinuses, eczema, bad breath… and more.
Choosing between good and bad food is always a struggle for me. Just because I know the difference doesn’t mean I’m immune to making bad food choices. It’s a constant battle. If I fail to make personal good food choices, the impact on my system is severe. Illness, depression and stress.
In order to get past all the grocery marketing hype and into a healthier body, I’ve studied for years about nutrition and diet. The most effective method to manage my diet challenges has been a simplistic solution. My diet consists of plant based foods, in their whole form.
What’s that look like? Breakfast for me today was 3 figs, 2 apples, 2 bananas, and a grapefruit. Whole fruit with lots of fuel and fiber to jump start my day. This has made me feel vibrant, energetic and alive during the day.
So, what do you eat for breakfast?