Eating Right for a Better You

I bet many of you forgot that I’m a “health and life coach.” Before you can have a relationship with someone else be sure to address your relationship with food. It’s time to open the book on a special type of relationship – the kind that can make you feel better when you’re melancholy, or sticks you in a pit of guilt and self-pity after too much indulging.  You love the instant gratification it gives you but hate the effects, and nothing’s better than cozying up with some delicious afternoon delights.  Let’s get down to business on you and food.

You have the ability put life back into your life and transform the way you look and feel by resolving to eat better and exercise.  But it’s easy for food to wield power over us, control us like a manipulative lover.  Highly addictive nonsense like processed foods and refined sugars make our receptors go haywire, and these devious chemicals pull the authority we have over our bodies from our fingertips.  We start to absentmindedly go for a few butter-loaded cookies, and just half of that donut at work won’t hurt… but the now-dependent you conveniently forgets the many small slips you’ve had and doesn’t add up all the little here-and-there’s.  

As always, just one more delectable wedge of milk chocolate won’t hurt.

You don’t want to be dependent on food to simply survive – the kind of surviving that’s fuzzy, coasting through life, feeling held under by your own self, and ultimately, withering away from missed opportunities.  Rather, you want to use food to thrive, to form your body and mind into the best version of yourself.  It’s your moment to start taking back control of your life with healthy eating and exercise habits.  There’s never a better time to be your best self – not next week, in a few days, or on the first of next month.  You deserve perfection now.  

Mental and physical health begins inside, and if you’re ever going to unleash your inner and outer potential, you’ve got to nourish your mind, body, and spirit with vitality and sustenance.  Say “I love myself” with a romantic, colorful dinner of surprisingly filling roasted veggies.  Skip drive-thrus full of fake foods and false hopes, and both learn about and pay attention to labels.  Make it seamless for yourself and step into a program that makes healthy life and eating simple.

Whenever I eat clean, I don’t just feel better, I see better.  It’s like the dust is wiped from my vision and I remember what matters – why I’m on this earth and what my motivations are.

Working healthy eating habits back into your life is best married with soul-engaging, euphoric exercises.  Lose your mind in Shavasana after a sweaty Vinyasa yoga class, and up your cardio to fill yourself with cleansing, restorative oxygen.  Mixing a daily sweat into your life is intoxicating, and with each mile ran or stair climbed, your strength grows inside and out and your dreams come closer to your reach.

Purposeful living starts with how you treat yourself, and if you can remember just one thing, remember that all that matters in life is our health.  Your health can momentarily slip out of your hands – you just have to take it back.  It takes 21 days to break bad habits – go forward with the purpose and strength to exercise and eat right for a better you.

Love and Light, Cai