Looking at Clean Eating…

A good way to go easy on your body would be “Clean eating”.

The basis of clean eating is consuming whole, unprocessed foods. It may mean different things to different people. However, all followers of this approach agree that processed foods are not included. Eating clean revolves around maintaining a balanced and personalized diet of fresh, unprocessed food including fruits, vegetables, grains, some meats and fish, healthy fats, and some dairy.

So what’s the point of eating clean?

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Essential Fatty acids

Essential fatty acids are fats that our body cannot produce by itself, therefore we have to obtain it from our diets. There are two essential fatty acids, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), more commonly known as an omega 3 fatty acid, and linoleic acid (LA) which is an omega 6 fatty acid.

Most of us may know about the essential fatty acids but may not know what they are, their importance or where they should get it from.


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What about brain food?

As a health coach,  I am constantly asked to give tips on weight loss, the food group that one should eliminate or what is the one thing one must do for a healthy body etc etc…Seldom am I asked questions on what’s good for the brain?

These days we are so concerned about physical appearance and what is visible, such as our skin, our body – because we can’t see our brain, we end up neglecting it and not giving it what it needs.


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Get your beauty sleep…

What happens when we sleep? Well, all organs rest and recover – tissue repair, muscle growth, and protein synthesis primarily occur during sleep. Hormones are released and help to regulate appetite control, stress, growth, metabolism, and other bodily functions. Memory consolidation occurs, allowing for the formation and storage of new memories, which is essential for learning new information.


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Understand your cravings

Our body’s are 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.

We all have cravings. We may crave sugar, salt, crispy, starchy etc etc.

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