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14:09

Think, feel and be healthy




Do you want to live a healthier lifestyle? Do you want to make better food choices? Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to feel better about yourself? Do you want to be the best you can be?

If you've answered yes to any of these questions then read on. You can adapt a healthier lifestyle rather than a quick fix diet by making small changes because these lead to big results. Your ultimate goal is to think healthy, feel healthy and be healthy.

Think:
Knowledge is power, right? Knowing the benefits of what you're eating will help you make better food choices, plus when you eat healthy you feel healthier and that sets the tone for the rest of the day, week, month, etc. Start by eating pure, clean, unprocessed, unrefined foods. So, for example: fruits, vegetables, whole grains (quinoa, brown rice, rolled oats), beans and legumes (chickpeas, lentils), nuts and seeds, superfoods (goji berries, flax, hemp and chia seeds). Almond milk is a great dairy alternative and actually contains more calcium than cow's milk, and pure maple syrup, honey, and dates are great replacements for sugar. By educating yourself you will start thinking of ways to incorporate healthy foods into your diet and that's the first step.

Feel:
Once you have the thought process of how to approach healthy eating you will start to feel more energised. What better way to use that energy than to start a fitness regime? By incorporating regular exercise into your life ,you will give your body a reason to crave all those pure and clean foods. It's a merry-go-round of health and wellness!

Be:
A well balanced diet is about moderation and portion control. By using a food journal you are able to document what you eat, when you eat, how you feel after you eat. This will help you keep tabs on what you're putting into your body as well as show you what you may need to add or eliminate. Temptations? Of course, so allow yourself a treat, but keep balance in mind. When you fully commit to thinking and feeling healthy you will naturally be healthy.


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13:47

Deconstructing cravings



Your body is amazing!

It knows when to go to sleep, when to wake up, and when to go to the bathroom. It maintains a temperature of 98.6 degrees, repairs itself when wounded, and knows the miracle of pregnancy and childbirth. Your heart never misses a beat. Your lungs are always breathing. The body is a super computer, and it never makes mistakes.

Look at the foods, deficits, and behaviors in your life that are the underlying causes of your cravings. Many people view cravings as weakness, but really they are important messages meant to assist you in maintaining balance. When you experience a craving, deconstruct it.

Ask yourself, what does my body want and why?

Here are a few primary causes of cravings:

1) Emotional eating - It can be used as a substitute for entertainment or to fill the void of primary food.
2) Lack of water - It can send the message that you are thirsty and on the verge of dehydration which can manifest as hunger, so the first thing to do when you get a craving is drink a full glass of water.
3) Imbalance - Eating a diet too rich in sugar may cause craving for meat so keep a well balanced diet at all times.
4) Seasonal - Often the body craves foods that balance the elements of the season. For example, in the summer we crave cooling, fresh foods & in the winter we crave warming, heated foods.
5) Lack of nutrients - If the body has inadequate nutrients, it will produce odd cravings. For example, inadequate mineral levels produce salt cravings.
6) Self-sabotage - We crave foods that throw us off which often happens from low blood sugar. Remember to include a protein, complex carb (i.e. whole grains, sweet potatoes and beans) and healthy fat during each meal.

Eating well is essential to maintain your health - exercise can only increase the benefit and that is what we are all about at the MOOSE!

LOVE YOUR BODY, WE DO!

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