Simple Living Series Part 3: My Nutrition

Simple Living Series Part 3: My Nutrition

This post is Part 3 of 6 of Simple Living Series. Learn more about the series here.

I pick habits from this list one at a time then build them up. I try to incorporate fun in the kitchen this time instead of seeing it as a limiting place for me.  I like taking notes on a food log of healthy stuff that I love to eat and makes me feel good & high energy, so I always remember to stock the pantry with them.

MY BEST NUTRITION PRACTICES LIST

  • be aware of my hunger scale
  • plan and prepare nourishing meals
  • limit or eliminate processed foods
  • strive not to eat more than the recommended sugar consumption per day
  • rarely use caffeine as energy source
  • be aware and manage my cravings
  • chew food very well
  • eat whole grains and greens
  • drink lots of purified water
  • bless my food before eating
  • keep a food journal
  • be aware of recommended eating guidelines
  • avoid hormone-fed animal & dairy products
  • nourish myself with smoothies & juices
  • drink water (with or without lemon) upon rising
  • detox or juice fast once a week/month/season
  • try to maintain this ratio when eating: 80% alkaline foods, 20% acidic foods
  • remember the Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen when shopping for organic fruits & vegetables
  • get vitamins and minerals from natural food source
  • aim to eat 3 hours before bedtime
  • make my kitchen paperless by using reusable towels
  • avoid weight-loss scams, fad diets and fitness gimmicks
  • cook staples from scratch
  • practice batch cooking
  • learn and try new, healthy recipes regularly
  • eat locally and seasonally
  • make sure the foods in the kitchen are fresh and not past their expiry dates
  • avoid sugar & high calories on my beverages
  • keep my carb intake low
  • eat mostly plant-based

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