Intuition vs. Knowledge

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I have been struggling with finding the right and perfect diet for my body.  This is not a new struggle.  I’ve been exploring this most of my adult life.  If there is a diet out there, I have tried it. .. and failed.

I get a new book on the latest fad diet and inhale the information.  I go down the youtube rabbit hole and ultimately feel frustrated by all the conflicting information.  

When tuning into Guidance this morning, I got that knowledge leads us to intuition but it is not the end result. 

Being armed with knowledge can actually get in the way of hearing our intuition.  So my answer this morning regarding my diet is to eat more veggies.  That is the one thing all of these diets I’ve been researching have in common. 

Disclaimer:  I am not looking for a weight loss supplement so no solicitations please.  My journey is to find the best way to eat for my body for optimal health.

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Eat More Veggies With These Simple Life Hacks

salad-bowlFor as long as I can remember I have tried to get more vegetables into my diet but I just hadn’t been able to. . . until recently that is.  By adding a few simple steps into my routine 75% of the food I eat per day is now vegetables.

The only way I could achieve this ratio is by making eating vegetables as simple as possible.

I cheat.  A lot.  Try these basic ideas to see if they work for you:

  • Chop all the veggies you’ll need for the week at one time.  That way when it comes to tossing a salad or sauteing for veggie hash you are already done.  There are many veggies I don’t peel just wash really well like carrots.  All the good for you minerals are in the peel.  Don’t believe me?  Google it!
  • If you don’t like to chop (like me) buy the already chopped veggies at your grocery store.  They cost a a bit more but is worth it to me as I find myself eating more veggies this way.  The thought of having to chop vegetables will keep me from eating them.  Nuf said!
  • Vegetable hash is my go to side or main dish for almost every meal.  I make this by sauteing some onions or shallots then adding what ever veggies I want.  I’ll add some garlic and ginger and Bragg’s Aminos to taste.  I will then throw this over some greens with some dressing.  I add a protein on top and I’ve got a complete meal in a bowl (see photo).  Sometimes I’ll add some gluten free noodles or quinoa into the mix too.
  • Juicing:  Chopping your veggies and cleaning your juicer every day is a pain. in. the. you guessed it!  What I do to reduce chopping and cleaning is I make a big batch of juice that will last me a couple of days.  The nay sayers will tell you that by not drinking your juice right away it will lose some of its nutrient value.  Though this is true I say better some day old juice than no juice at all.
  • Roasted veggies:  One of my favorite foods is roasted veggies.  I buy bags of frozen sweet potatoes and roast them in a 425 degree preheated oven, toss in olive oil and add some smoked salt.  Roast for about 30 minutes and you have a delicious side veggie or toss them on to a salad.  I have also added roasted veggies to stews and it is delish!

I hope you find these ideas helpful.  To find out more about me click here.

Mindful Eating: Aligning With Sustenance

blog_mindfulnessI’m fed up.  I’m fed up with all the supplements on my counter and in my cupboards that are half full or have a couple of tablets left in them.  I don’t want to toss them because the damn things cost so much!  I’m actually embarrassed by the amount of supplemental detritus I have.

This angst has brought me to an experiment I am conducting energetically aligning with food.  What would happen if I sat for a couple of breaths before I ate a meal, a snack or drank a cup of tea?  What would happen if I opened up my body and felt the nutritional energy of each bite or sip before I consumed it?  These past couple of days I’ve done just that.  I’ve slowed down and opened my body to the nutrients in the food I’ve been eating.  I’ve noticed how some foods have a faster or higher vibration than others.  Some foods feel “empty” while others feel chock full of nutrients.

Once I start to chew the food I invite my body to absorb the nutrients in it and ask those nutrients to go to all the places that the body needs.  I’m not sure what the result of this experiment will be.  The intention is to get the nutrients my body needs from the food I eat and not from a pill.

I wonder if when I eat unconsciously if that inhibits the body from absorbing nutrients efficiently?  I do know that when I over eat my stomach will ache and my liver will hurt.  I will keep you posted with any observations I make as result of this practice.  I would love to hear about your experiences if you’ve done a similar test yourself.

Disclaimer:  This post is not intended to diagnose or change your mind about taking supplements.  We all need to do what we need to do.  Ask your health care provider or even better your Inner Guidance System before making any changes to your diet or supplementation practice.

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