With so many different diets, intermittent fasting, keto, paleo, low fat, blood type, gluten-free, vegan, whole30 the bible diet, a Daniel fast, juice fast and the list goes on. You are left confused, and stressed you want to be healthy, but have no idea what to do. With so much information it is easy to get overwhelmed with everyone's opinion and the newest trend in health, but realistically study after study has shown that diets do not
You just binged, or you just ate something unhealthy. You are feeling upset and frustrated. You feel like you are stuck in a cycle that you cannot escape. First of all, I want you to know that you are by no means alone. Second, there is abundant grace for you. Please do not beat yourself over this. Stop the judging it is not sustainable to never let yourself have something with zero nutritional benefit. You want to be healthy, and you do not need to have a 100% perfect diet to be healthy. We just need to have some way to grow from our food choices and experiences to bounce back to be stronger mentally and get back into our healthy eating habits. Here are some tips to help you break the cycle and become unstoppable!
Food is something that we need to survive. We were designed to need food to sustain us. In a nutrition class, we were asked, “If it was possible would to live a complete healthy life without food and only taking a pill, would you?" The majority of people said no. Some just skeptical, but even those that allowed this fake possibility to be true, they still would rather eat food. Some reasons including holidays, celebrations, social events, getting to know people, enjoying cooking, and family mealtime. Think about how much connection and interaction occurs around meals. I know God has His reason for designing us to need food and I believe part of it is building community and connections. The bible is filled with tons of verses encouraging community and in His wisdom, I think He knew how important meal times are for us to connect.
Holiday Tips to Stay Healthy
GIGACalisthenics takes a guilt-free approach to health and fitness, it is not about eating perfect and hitting the gym 2 times a day, it is about feeling good and enjoy this time for celebration. These tips are not for everyone in every situation, but I hope you find something that works for your situation so you can enjoying food and feel good.
In honor of fall and my love for pumpkin, I wanted to share some recipes. My goal was to make a bunch of pumpkin flavored things and then post my favorite one. Sadly I have not tried these all out, but I still wanted to share some ideas with you for the fall. I included the ingredients and the link because I always get disappointed when I get to the recipe only to find out I do not like most of the ingredients, or do not own any of the ingredients. Feel free to make substitutions and customize it to suit you. Have a Happy Pumpkin Flavored Fall!
Eggs are back in, and with new scientific data showing that eggs are a nutritional powerhouse. Eggs were given a bad reputation, but they are on the rebound as researchers have found that dietary cholesterol does not impact blood cholesterol as much as they previously thought. (This is not medical advise please listen to your doctor or nutritionists if they suggest eliminating eggs, they know your situation much better, and they want you to be healthy). This rebound may inspire you to go buy eggs, but you get to the store and are hit with a swarm of confusion with the cartons covered in words like “cage-free,” “hormone-free,” “pasture-raised,” “farm fresh.” If you do not know what they mean buying eggs can leave you with a headache.
I am attempting to help you make a more informed decision when buying eggs and clear up some of the confusion while you are at the store, and to give you some help to spot the difference between a marketing term and something that is regulated.
Jessica Hoeffner sharing some bible verses, health tips, and encouragement to transform your life! <3
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