In the final stage of starting to get active the focus is on actually starting to move. Feel free to move in any way which suits you and here are some lessons I've learned along the way when turning getting active into part of my permanent lifestyle. This stage is called, Becoming the Kinetic Energetic. … Continue reading The Puzzle of Movement: Becoming the Kinetic Energetic
There is a difference in the mentality around 'rules' and 'guidelines' that differentiate the mindset involved with abiding by one to the mindset of incorporating the other. Rules are rigid. By eating in accordance with rules we limit our scope to enjoy life or live with a relative flexibility that is required in order to … Continue reading Food Rule #10: Work Within Guidelines of Variation and Inclusion, Rather Than Exclusion
This is a well cited rule. If when you read the ingredients list of a food product and you can't pronounce it, put it back on the shelf and don't eat it. There are many, many faults with this rule as what someone can read and pronounce from the ingredients lists is really going to … Continue reading Food Rule #8: Can’t Pronounce It? It’s Not The End Of The World.
Often there is an association that because a food is unhealthy it tastes really good, and if a food is healthy it tastes really bad. This really needn't be the case. Sometimes eating healthier foods can mean exploring new foods, textures and tastes: this can be really fun, and sometimes you'll find a food that … Continue reading Food Rule #6: Tasting Good is Important
When I really have my life together I plan my meals for the next 2-3 days so that I know what to buy. I try to include a variety of foods whilst also maximising what I buy to minimise my food waste. I also tend to save £ when I manage to do this. It's … Continue reading Food Rule #5: Meal Plans Aren’t Concrete
On some days I really fancy a piece of cake, on others I really fancy some sushi. By eating what you fancy allows you to enjoy what you're eating, and to feel satisfied by your food choices. Imagine this: you pick a ham salad because that is what you feel you 'should' pick. You eat … Continue reading Food Rule #4: Eat What You Fancy
I know mindfulness is a really harped on about topic in mental health and well-being. No I don't think it is a cure-all however, from experience, I really do think it is a tool definitely worth having in terms of managing a number of situations. With mindful eating, it doesn't necessarily mean REALLY focusing on … Continue reading Food Rule #3: Let Your Body Tell You When You’ve Had Enough