We’ve most recently been talking about goals and wellness progress in multiple areas. Most people think this process is complex and maybe they don’t have time for this or that or making commitments at all. Our focus is a lot on education and giving you enough information so that you can make educated and realistic decisions that can help to improve your life and especially your health and wellness overall.
One simple area that has been really bugging me is this thing about breakfast. I’ve heard every excuse in the book as to why people can’t eat breakfast and choose to skip, but I really don’t understand why. The other side of this idea of breakfast is related to how healthy your breakfast is when you decide to eat it. Well, this is a twofold wake-up call and what I would call a health rant. We can spend all day giving you information and telling you what is right and good, but at the end of the day you still need to make a choice and decide for you how you will handle things. First and foremost breakfast is the most important fueling moment of your day. Your metabolism and energy building starts with the first items you feed yourself with. Coffee is not a fuel nor is Monster, Red Bull, or any other caffeinated drink. What is considered a fuel for your body is something that has a high nutritional value that your body can convert to long sustaining energy throughout the morning and afternoon.
The ideal breakfast should consist of proteins, essential vitamins, antioxidants which can come from fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, and water at an absolute minimum. Natural, raw, organic and unprocessed foods are the best. I have to say all fast food is out. Even when you think you might be getting something healthy, if it is processed, pre-packaged, and/or done in bulk, the likelihood of the meal actually being nutritional is very low. I think the areas of fast food that are the most disturbing have to do with how toxic they may be, how much sugar is used, and the research done that reflects that less than 20% of what you might consume in that fast food breakfast really has any benefit to you at all. In addition, you are missing out on the nutrition in pre-processed foods.
The solutions that Mind, Body, and Flow offer revolve around fueling your body correctly by eating right. Of course breakfast is a major focus to ensure you have at least that one opportunity to get in as much nutrition as you can and keep your diet balanced. The great aspect of the solutions offered is that the programs are designed to be flexible and adaptable to your tastes that fit within the program options as well as making it easier for those people on the go. Even if you don’t cook, you receive meal plans, life sustaining shake recipes, other meal recipes that provide you easy meal options, and guidance in general.
28 Days to Health and Creating Wellness help by encouraging clean eating, detoxing, exercise, and being balanced. This is done through a coordinated and guided Gluten Free, Soy Free and Dairy Free approach to meals. The slogan of Be Fit, Eat Right, and Think Well is how the program for Creating Wellness is broken down. It provides you a 90 day guided system and planning that will help you develop strong habits to keep you focused on doing the wellness the right way with paleo diet inspired choices. The 28 Days to Health is an extensive program that covers from A to Z a daily plan, method, and supplies to help you reach a total detox of soy, gluten, and dairy and keeps you focused on the clean eating at all levels. At the end of the day, you still need to make the choice for healthy living. If you are experiencing energy issues, frequent illnesses, stomach issues, and/or even inflammation and pain, you will want to consider making these some of your lifestyle changes for 2014.