Today I’m sharing a rundown of everything I did to completely overhaul my health and build the healthy lifestyle I now enjoy! I’ve compiled this list over the years of my training, research and experience as a Holistic Health Coach. I guide my clients through this process, and of course, as each individual is unique, the protocols are tailored to meet specific health concerns and goals (ie: managing a health condition, healing the gut, balancing hormones, etc.). While there are more specifics to be considered, this is a great checklist to move you towards better health and an improved overall lifestyle!
Make no mistake, this is not meant to be an overnight process. Change does not need to happen all at once. In fact, this took me YEARS, but I simply focused on ONE area at a time and kept going down the list. So please don’t allow overwhelm to stop you from getting started. Start with what feels most doable to you – maybe that’s getting more sleep, drinking more water, or adding in one new vegetable this week.
And while I am fully aware that not everyone has the same resources or access to healthier options, I encourage you to do what YOU can. Let go of all-or-nothing thinking and realize that ANY change you make to support your health is progress worth celebrating!
Remember, you and your body are on the same team and share the same goal. When you do your part to support your body by building a strong, healthy foundation, you can trust that your body will do the rest. This is what “Nourished Wellness” is all about!
Choose ONE thing ⬆ that you’d like to start working on! And if you’d like 1:1 support & guidance on your journey to create a healthier lifestyle, click HERE to schedule a free Virtual Health Coaching consultation.
In need of a quick breakfast? Try this easy make-ahead Overnight oats recipe for those busy mornings!
In the mix: 1/3c organic oats 2/3c unsweetened cashew milk 2 tsp chia seeds 1 scoop plant protein powder loads of cinnamon *Combine & store in the fridge overnight. *In the morning add toppings of choice, such as fresh fruit, nut butter, bee pollen, chopped nuts, unsweetened coconut flakes, cacao nibs, etc.! *Such a quick, easy & filling breakfast option that you can grab & go!
Why You Want To Eat What’s In Season: the benefits of eating foods that are in season and locally grown.
It’s said that there is a time and place for everything – the same could be said about food. Here are just some of the benefits of choosing foods that are in season.
Health: when we eat foods that are in season, we allow the produce the time to grow and fully ripen. Because of this, seasonal fruits and vegetables have a higher nutritional content.
Taste: seasonal foods are picked at the peak of freshness, so not only have the foods reached their potential nutritionally, but have also reached peak flavor as well.
Sustainability: organic seasonal foods are grown in a sustainable manner by farmers who use farming methods that not only protect our planet, but also our health. By abstaining from using toxic chemicals, poisonous pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified seeds, these farmers provide us with healthier foods.
Environment: eating with the seasons and purchasing local foods helps to protect our planet because it reduces the number of miles your food has to travel before it reaches your plate. This helps cut back on the amount of fuel used, which reduces pollution.
Economic: when you buy organic, seasonal and locally grown foods you help provide financial support to the farmers in your area, which helps to grow your local economy. Additionally, seasonal foods are much more affordable since there is an abundance of them. This will save you money on your grocery bills.
Harmony: when you eat with the seasons you are working in tandem with Mother Nature and connecting with the natural rhythms of the Earth.
The labels on all produce and foods items will tell you the country of origin. Aim to buy foods from your country or shop at your local farmer’s markets. For more information on seasonal eating, visit: sustainabletable.org/seasonalfoodguide/