This year, you can say I am obsessed with Simplicity. I love the Clarity, Inspiration and Energy that stems from Simple decisions and actions.
I decided to base my diet on this idea for the month of January. I have done cleanses in the past like The Master Cleanse and The Wild Rose Cleanse to start my new year fresh and on a heathy note. My Boyfriend just started his Juicing a Blending diet, all vegetarian, inspired by the super foods this amazing planet offers.
I am actually quite a bit of a health-nut and eat very well (in my humble opinion) but I wanted to do something specific and more focused about my diet and this idea just felt right:
Triple S Diet
For the next few weeks my diet will consist mostly from these 3 Simple Types of Foods (based on the preparation of the food):
I am going to do vegetarian version only for two weeks (while watching my protein). After that will allow my self some fish and chicken added to the recipes. I already love these but when I get busy I sometimes tent ( like many other people) go for the shortcut. No shortcuts this time. The soups will be home-cooked and I will follow these 3 simple guidelines while I am preparing my meals:
- Simple – all meals will have up 5 ingredients or so ( spices not included). I can use any spices I like but very little salt and no refined sugar.
- Small portions - this is going to be easy as I really don’t like overeating. I bought nice small bowls that are going to be my portion regulators.
- Silence – I will eat my meals in silence and treat this time as a little meditation to allow my body to really digest the food in peace and allow of all the nutrients to be absorbed well.
Healing Your Body with Food
I based my Triple S diet on a little book I love - The Top 100 Healing Foods. I highly recommend this book with great information about what we also call “super foods”, full of tasty and very simple recipes that take almost no time to prepare.
I will be drinking plenty of water and herbal teas. I decided to treat my self to a nice cup of coffee once a day (with some almond milk and little maple syrup for sweetness) ater I had nice healthy breakfast.
I can never have coffee on empty stomach. It’s mystery to me when other people do it as I only get bad headaches from doing that. It is also a big shock for your body to have a coffee for breakfast and the caffein wears out fast, killing your metabolism the first thing in the morning. Not a great idea if you are trying to keep in shape.
Nourishing Our Body and Our Soul
While I was writing this article I came across another great article that refers to my Triple S rule – Silence, in a powerful way. I think it is not only important what we eat, but also how we eat (if not even more important). I think we are meant to honour the moment when we are nourishing our bodies and our souls and acknowledge the time to take care of us and allow us to take a brake, retrieving from the chaos of the world around us.
Here is the article on How Mindfulness Can Make Dining Out Healthy. Here is my favourite part of the article :
Bays (a Paediatrician and the author of Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship to Food ) suggested that diners make an effort to focus on what they’re eating — pausing conversation to concentrate solely on their food, or not reading a newspaper or book if they are out and dining alone. This, she said, allows you to both enjoy what you’re eating and to focus on how satisfied you are. Bays also suggested waiting to order an entree until you have eaten your appetizer, in order to pause and consider how hungry you are. Such strategies, she said, free people to eat foods they really want without necessarily gaining weight.
“There’s a saying: ‘When eating, just eat,’” Bays said. “So thoroughly enjoy and get pleasure out of your food. But be aware of how your body is feeling and when you are full.”
Sounds simple? I feel like I can do this easily. What do you think?
Healthy Thoughts = Healthy Body
As a Life Coach I am a strong believer in the fact that our focus (and the way we focus) and how we do things( not just what we do) is everything.
I think we are still yet to tap into our true power to create health for our selves to truly enjoy our bodies and our lives. I am a big fan of Abraham Hicks, in fact my Coaching practice is based on these wonderful teachings and I really recommend to listen to this video below, open your mind and claim back your health – physically and mentally.