You should be LEARNING.
Learning what is working with your life. Learning what your body likes. Learning how your body feels its best. learning different foods that you like.
Being healthy is a skill, but sadly people are lead you to believe it is just about trying harder.
Here are my 4 areas to look at to help you to learn and get better at eating healthy:
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!
Jessica Hoeffner sharing some bible verses, health tips, and encouragement to transform your life! <3
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