Where’s The Reset Button?
January is finally here. December definitely had some highs and lows. I’m totally jazzed for 2014. Bring it on! I love the freshness of a new year. You can smell the possibilities but don’t sniff too deeply or you may pick up notes of disappointments. I’m referring to unused gym memberships and boring salads for lunch. Before you start your new exercise or eating plan I want to bring up the concept of abundance versus deprivation. Which mindset sounds like more fun? I’m going to go with abundance. I immediately start feeling sad and hungry when I think of the word deprivation. Abundance reminds me that I’m constantly adding things to my life which makes it full and rich.
I say we ditch the deprivation and diet mentality for good. Let’s take an abundance approach to our nutrition in 2014. So what would that look like? It all starts with one simple question.
What can I add to my eating plan?
Slowly but surely nutrient dense food will start to squeeze out the processed nutrient- deficient food-like products.
Here are 3 nutritious additions to get you started.
1. Add green vegetables to your plate.
Throw leafy greens like spinach and kale into your smoothies, salads, soups and stews. Green vegetables are packed with chlorophyll and fibre which help your body detoxify naturally.
2. Drink more water.
Start your morning with a tall class of hydrating water to kick start your digestive system. Replace sugary drinks like juice and sweetened coffee concoctions with water.
3. Consume bone broth.
Homemade bone broth is rich in minerals and gelatine. Simply combine water, beef or chicken bones, apple cider vinegar, and salt in your slow cooker and turn on for at least 12 hours. Strain and use it for recipes that call for stock like stews and soups.
Every day is a new day. Every meal is a new opportunity to make great food choices. What are you waiting for? Press that reset button and get started!