Food is a topic some of us may shy away from. We aren’t interested in the newest diet and don’t want someone pushing us to begin one!
Never fear! I shan’t recommend your going on a rigid diet! This entire series is about baby steps and today, I simply want to encourage you to take one. Just one!
While I love preaching about the important role nutritious food plays in our health, mental clarity, energy…I won’t.
Because if you have poor eating habits, you probably know exactly what they are! Most often, the issue isn’t a lack of information or knowledge. It’s a lack of movement.
If giving and hospitality are going to become an important part of our lives, we must have the energy and health to do so. And food? Our food will either support or hinder these endeavors.
THE BABY STEP
Today, I encourage you to take one baby step toward a healthier body.
Think about your diet and specifically, a food or drink that has negative effects on your health. Most of us can pinpoint something!
Now, whatever that ‘thing’ is, let’s start decreasing it!
Instead of having dessert at every dinner, cut sweets back to 2x a week.
Maybe you adore coffee and know it’s a problem? Each week, scale back on the number of cups you drink in a day.
Perhaps you have a food reaction and know you don’t feel great after eating ____________? Find a food replacement for that item!
That’s your baby step!
You aren’t drastically changing your diet. Just moderating it.
REPLACE ‘LOST FOODS’ WITH SOMETHING HEALTHIER
If wanting to give up a particular food or drink, be sure to replace it with something healthier. Not only will it help you form better eating habits, but will also help you stay the course.
Should you need something sweet after a meal, choose fresh or frozen fruit! Missing your coffee? Find a hot tea you love and sweeten with honey or real maple syrup.
You can do it! Take the first step and it’s likely the second and third will come easier.
BUILD FROM YOUR STARTING POINT
Over the course of the next month or two, after you’ve adjusted to the baby step, consider another area of your diet that has negative effects on your health. How can you implement mini-change in that area? Keep going until you feel your diet compliments and aids your health.
What do you need to address this month?
Let’s talk about one last personal life habit: part 8-finding someone to ground the charge!