And the August topic of the month is….NUTRITION.
I have been wanting to delve into this topic for a while now and I thought August might be a perfect month, since it is right in the middle of summer and that means there are a lot of vibrant foods at the Farmers Market and in stores.
I embarked on a serious food journey about 12 years ago.
I was born with many allergies, which at that time was not as normal as it is now. As a baby, I threw up almost every food so I lived on rice, goat’s milk, and bananas for the first 3 years of my life. It was fine until I started getting bored and wanting other foods.
My next go-to food was eggs. Even though I was allergic to them, I ordered one over easy egg everywhere I went. It wasn’t a severe allergic reaction but I would get a stomach ache and a rash.
As I grew, my allergic reactions lessened as so I was able to eat just about anything; however, I still received rashes and stomach aches.
And guess what, I still do to this day. I like to pretend that I am normal and that I can eat anything but in reality my body would be happy with goat’s milk, rice, and bananas and green juice!
About 12 years ago, I knew I had to make a change.
So I began with a simple 7 day cleanse, taking out dairy, wheat, sugar, meat, and any processed foods. It was transformational. I had never felt better, my skin changed, and going to the bathroom was a breeze.
There was definitely something there for me.
Since then I have done many cleanses, all very different and I have tried all the diets…raw foods, vegan, vegetarian, paleo, etc.
I will say this, they all have one thing in common, vegetables!
Leafy greens and colorful veggies.
I am not exclusively any one of these diets, I focus more on intuition and what I feel like my body needs. I stay away from dairy and wheat most of the time and I eat tons and tons of vegetables!
And it works for me.
We all have a food journey, sometimes it is physical and sometimes it is mental/emotional but most of us have one.
I am hoping that during the month of August we can delve into Nutrition and Food and it will take us through a journey of self-discovery and awareness around food and will lessen our challenges.
I would love to hear…
Are you currently struggling when it comes to food? And if you are what is your biggest struggle?
With Love + Appreciation,