My food philosophy is fairly simple. I don’t like labels. I don’t like restrictions. I LOVE wholefoods (food in its natural state or as close as possible to its natural state). We’re eating so many food like substances these days (packaged and processed food) that we’re overfed and undernourished. We’re constantly craving more food because our bodies are recognising that we’re lacking in vitamins and minerals, however, we keep fueling our body with processed junk and wonder why we gain weight and struggle with hunger, cravings and emotional eating.
I do have 7 food rules that I generally follow most of the time. Of course, I don’t always follow these rules. I have treats and desserts and take-away, like everyone else. I think it’s important to treat yourself a couple of times each week. It’s much healthier to enjoy treats once in a while rather than obsessively restrict yourself. Here are my favourite food rules:
Avoid sugar, dairy, grains, caffeine, alcohol and drugs – I will give my body a break and nourish it with organic fruit, vegetables, beans, legumes, pulses, nuts and seeds.
Nourish my body with wholesome sustenance – my body knows how to digest wholefoods, it does not know how to digest preservatives, additives, colours, flavours and enhancers.
Count nutrition, not calories – counting calories becomes completely unnecessary when my food doesn’t come with labels.
Crowd out the bad stuff with the good stuff – for me being healthy isn’t about restrictions; it’s about creating new habits.
Choose the healthiest option available to me – I will not stress about what I cannot control.
Take responsibility for my health – I will listen to my body, recognise its needs and nourish it with wholefoods and self love.
Drink 2-3 litres of filtered water each day – when I am hydrated my body is better able to absorb nutrients to provide me with energy and vitality.
What’s your food philosophy?