DROPPING JUNK FOOD?

CUTTING OUT THE CRAP MAY NOT BE THE ANSWER TO YOUR HEALTH PROBLEMS​

by Allison Manzi

  • Nutrient rich foods are often high-volume, or have low caloric density. In other words, most fruits and vegetables are full of water, packed with vitamins, and are low in calories. They’ll fill you up for a 10th of the calories of nutritionally empty foods.
  • When you focus on abundance and consuming as much “good stuff” as you can, you can switch out of the deprivation mentality of most “diets”. This does a lot for your psyche and how you feel about the way you’re treating your body. Instead of punishing your body, you are rewarding it with vitamins, vitality, and energy. Take my word for it, a little self love goes a long way. Deprivation isn’t sustainable, so we already know we’ll have to stop at some point. We’re already programming ourselves to quit. And we’re right! Our body can’t handle that pickles-only diet for long. I’d be shocked if you ever felt like you needed to stop caring for your body.
  • You won’t get sick so often! If we get a cold, we need medicine or antibiotics. More chemicals that harp on your body. If we have tummy troubles from a starchy diet, we’re less likely to exercise or move around, another hit to our health. If we have poor energy, we’re more likely to chug caffeine and energy drinks, or bank on a sugar rush to pick us up at 2pm. Proper nutrients can rid you of all these unhealthy crutches.

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Holistic Wellness Expert: Certified Coach in Habit Change, Functional Nutrition, Cognitive Behavior, Achievement Psychology, and Therapeutic Exercise.

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Holistic Wellness Expert: Certified Coach in Habit Change, Functional Nutrition, Cognitive Behavior, Achievement Psychology, and Therapeutic Exercise.