Come with me and try visualization as you make your next food choices....
When eating whole, natural fruits, veggies, meats and calcium rich foods I imagine all the cells in my body jumping for joy as it comes in. It's like a party in my body as every recruiter and soldier cell is employed to put to good use what I've consumed. I envision antioxidants flowing and sucking up free radicals and dispensing them as garbage to get rid of! All of those wonderful vitamins and minerals are repairing and bolstering cells, tissues and fibers all over my body! The food I'm eating is being put to GOOD use as it fights off invaders that want to make me sick...they're fighting the enemies that wish to do me harm like the common cold, cancers and other pathogens. It protects me from diabetes, high blood pressure and keeps my arteries clean to protect from heart disease. Good whole food keeps your skin and eyes clear and helps you sleep better at night (sleep is SO important as this is the time your body also uses to refresh and REPAIR)!
Isn't all of that a great thought?! I love it and it works!
Check out this chart...see the list of benefits for certain foods? Use that as a visualization foundation as you eat today!
When there is "food" that has little nutritional value (DEAD food) I think about my body literally "LOOKING" at it and spitting at it...like "Pfffft....Great! What are we suppose to do with this crap?" Then I envision a foreman type cell calling in recruits and barking out orders to just "Get rid of this....Store it!" Then the workers are grumbling and moaning as they trudge away this "food" and store it in all the wrong places! Then I visualize all the bad bacteria and cells having a hay day as they use that nasty "food" to fuel their planned assault on my body! Cancer uses sugar to thrive, type two diabetes is a result of a nutritionally poor, refined and processed sugar diet! In one way or another your body will use the food you are giving it...the question is HOW is it getting used?!
Do you get where I'm going with this?!
If I do decide to eat food that has little to no nutritional value I'm doing it consciously (think a small slice of birthday cake, crackers, a doughnut, cookies or chips) and I consume them in small amounts. I follow up that "food" with whole, healthy choices so my body has something to work with!
Be AWARE of what you are consuming! Don't just shove food in your mouth because you are hungry, sad, mad, depressed, happy, angry, stressed or simply bored...Be MINDFUL and think about how every bite you take either has a negative impact or POSITIVE impact on your overall health! Food Matters!!!
Make a change TODAY! Go back and read some of my recipes...scour the internet for your own! Purchase WHOLE, NATURAL, MINIMALLY PROCESSED, REAL food!
Your body will thank you as it does what it was meant to DO...keep you strong and healthy just as you were meant to BE!