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Friday, April 19, 2013

Nurturing yourself | You are what you eat

There's no way around it.  You simply are what you eat.
Our bodies are wonderfully complex packages filled with intricate systems and delicate balances.
  How can we expect it to function 
optimally if we are not nourishing it properly?!

This is not about weight, though you will undoubtedly see some benefits there too.
It's about feeling your best.  Odds are you're probably not even aware of not feeling well 
until you start to experience what "feeling well" is really like.
It's about being your best.  The best example you can be for others.

Hello, my name is Krista and I am a sugar addict.  
That's right, bring on the chocolates and every cookie variety under the sun.  
Don't even get me started on icing.  I'll slather it on anything.
For a while now eating sugar has been giving me major headaches.  
Do you think I listened to my body?
Well, not until recently and even now it is still a struggle that I don't always win.

What's your vice?
Maybe you don't feel like you really have one. 
 But consider this.  
We are fearfully and wonderfully made by the ultimate Creator.  
Don't you think He would provide us with the perfect nutrients to care for ourselves?
I believe that everyone's nutritional needs are unique to them but
there's no doubt there are all natural foods out there that can support them all.

 I certainly still struggle with eating healthy but I have been able to incorporate
so much more fruits and vegetables into my diet.
And I have decreased the amount of sugar and processed foods that I consume.
My complexion has improved, my weight has improved,
and my general feeling of health has improved.
It's all part of nurturing myself and striving to be the best I
can be inside and out.

I don't strictly follow any particular diet/eating plan out there.
I've simply been experimenting with new natural foods and finding out what works for me
and I strongly encourage you to do the same.

I've looked into clean eating, organic eating, sugarless eating, paleo eating,
and gluten free eating.  There's a little something from all of these that can
be taken away and applied to your own eating habits.

Below are some great links that have helped me and I hope will help you too.

1. Eight Steps to stop feeling like crap
2. Living lifestyle
3. Snack idea to cut out processed foods
4. Detox your body
5. What is clean eating?
(for some reason it will not let me link this one for you,
please copy and paste in browser to view

I'm getting more into organically grown produce, we don't realize what
the toxins on our produce are doing to our bodies.
Here's a quick cheat sheet on what is best to by organically grown.

Mostly I just want to encourage people to think twice about what they
are putting into their bodies.  It's not as hard as you think to make changes.
Yes it takes a little prior planning at first but you've conquered
harder things right? :)

Happy and healthy eating friends!


  1. I am a big fat quarter pounder with cheese and a size of large fries.

    I eat way too much fast food, or I guess I should say I did. Because as of tomorrow it will be two weeks without any fast food, not even a fry. Some may say, that's an accomplishment? But for me it is. And like you said...I didn't realize how bad it was making me feel until I cut it out.

    I have more energy and my stomach feels normal.

    Thanks for sharing the links, I am definitely going to check those out. :)

  2. I've been meaning to read this since I saw your post on IG about it. As a fellow sugar addict who has recently taken the eat-healthy-organic-whole foods plunge, I can SO relate! What I've found by taking the time to really look at what you're putting into your body the positives are ENDLESS! And THANKFULLY, the things you find yourself making are better than the cookies (or ice cream in my case!) that I use to enjoy so much. By using the natural sweetness found in foods and making smart choice, not only are you feeding your craving, but you're truly feeding your body's needs.

    I saw that cookbook that you got -- you'll have to let me know how it is! I'm intrigued! :)

  3. I noticed a huge difference when I went on my detox before my race, so I decided that I would continue to "detox" aka make healthier eating choices, and it's made a huge difference. I'm eating an apple and a banana a day. I'm also drinking more water and cutting out the junk. Although I just ate some gummy worms, oops!

  4. OH, how I need to get myself back to a healthier place!!! In all honesty, I was healthiest when I was pregnant with each of my girls. Now that I've had them, and we're always on the go, I don't eat well at all!!! And I totally feel it! This was such a great post, and thanks for the links!! I've checked one out already :) ~ I hope you've been doing well my friend!! Have a blessed week!


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