Raw Power

black beans

One of the many things that I love about my work, is self discovery. I am fortunate enough now days, to say that I understand my body. Do I fully understand it? I don’t think so…….(but I’m not far off).

I am a firm believer in making sure I try things, long before recommending them to someone else, but I always encourage that people think for themselves, and that they listen to their body.

‘You Know Your Body Better Than Anyone’

My plan, as of tomorrow, is to start with a ‘Raw Food’ way of eating. As I know this is going to be a very challenging switch from my current style of cooking, I thought it best to go easy, and aim for Mon-Fri eating raw foods, and then be free to eat how I like at the weekends. If I don’t manage to eat 100% raw during the week, I am not going to feel bad about it, as I know this will take some adaption.

If you are asking yourself ‘Why would you want to do this in the first place’? Then that is a great question.

For me, it is an opportunity to try something slightly different, with the potential to see how my body reacts to it, either good or bad. There is such an abundance of information on the internet when it comes to ‘Nutrition’, and like anything, the ‘Raw Food’ movement is big in many circles, with reports of ‘life changing results’.

My faith in, Real & Whole foods is part of how I lead my life, but I have never really gone ‘Raw’ for any duration of time. This is why I am going to start documenting everything that I do going forward, and to see what eating ‘Raw’ will do for me.

This is what I plan to eat going forward:

  • Lots of organic vegetables
  • Organic fruits
  • Nuts & seeds
  • Beans & pulses

The list isn’t very long, and it probably doesn’t sound very appetising to most people. Provided I eat a wide variety of all of the above, and try to stay seasonal with fruits & veg, I should have all bases covered in regards to good nutrition.

If you are thinking of trying something new, or you’re simply looking for ways to improve your health, then start small. The changes don’t need to be done all at once. Improving your habits takes time, and needs to be done over time. There is no rush when it comes to self discovery.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t get things right at first. Stick with it, over time you will start to learn what’s good for you, and your body will thrive when you give it what it needs.

Always seek professional advice if uncertain…….

‘Listen to your body, it knows what’s best for it’

 

Keep training hard, keep moving well, and let’s stay fit & healthy for a very long time to come

JD

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