How would you define your eating habits?
Ever since I read Alex’s 30 days paleo challenge, I once again realized that what we eat makes for who we are. Here is my logic: if you nourish your body with good, fresh food that agrees with you, you are contributing to your overall wellbeing and happiness. I’m the first one to admit that drastic diets scare me, but looking at people around me, I’m realizing that no matter what diet or health plan you’re on, the most important is how it makes you feel on the long run.
For example, as soon as Alex started her paleo journey, she noticed huge changes to her energy level, her skin got beautifully glowy, and she felt strong and happy. After her challenge came to a finish, she decided to keep the aspects of the diet she felt were helping her leading a better life, while added the things she missed - like chocolate or brown rice.
Others swear by cutting down on dairy or going all gluten free. I know things like that work for some since my best friend, after years of struggling with bloating and bad skin, finally feels healthy and is full of energy after she stopped eating gluten altogether. Balazs and I experimented with vegetarianism, cutting out sugar or dairy, but we came to a conclusion that the best way for us is to eat as fresh and clean as possible without depriving ourselves.
To our surprise, our bodies chose our diet on their own. It’s still a learning process every single week, but it's amazing to see how our body tells us when we shouldn't eat something. For example, the other day I bought a box of those yummy coffee shop donuts out of an impulse craving and I spent the whole night regretting it. Solution: I will surely pass on them next time around! On the other hand, each time we have a smoothie in the morning instead of coffee, we feel energized for much longer.
This made me realize that we truly are what we eat. Do tell me about your diet! What do you eat, how do you prepare meals? How often do you eat out? I’d love to hear your tips on happy, healthy diets that work for you. xo
P.S: Foodie confessions.
P.P.S: Vegan before 6pm?
(Photos by Kinfolk and Garance Doré)