What should I eat?
Hello good people! I wanted to talk about a question I get asked all the time. “Tarsha, what should I eat?” And you know, the answer is very simple. You should eat the things that are going to NOURISH your body. Yes, that’s right, do not feed your EMOTIONS and eat for your CONVENIENCE. I know, I know, ouch!! Keep reading though, it gets better I promise. I am not being harsh.
The key is to train yourself so that you get to the point where eating is not an event or treated as a reward. What do I mean by that? You get up and think of how you can fit in that run to Chick-fil-A. You begin to get giddy with excitement just thinking about the chicken sandwich and the sauce. You start to sense what it is going to feel like when you satiate that craving, and you go through the emotion of eating the food without considering how you are going to feel after you eat it.
The difference when you choose to nourish your body is you take those same thoughts and place them on green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and water because you envision all the energy you are going to have. You begin to think about your future in a positive light and not just the momentary pleasure of a fat filled meal. I am sure some of you have tried changing eating habits and you felt better after. Suddenly your new motive is to think about all the things you could possibly change because it makes you feel better.
Imagine what you could accomplish if you made one quality decision to have a big salad daily and 5 glasses of water. No calorie counting, no rigid restrictions, just 2 small changes or slight adjustments. Something happens when you begin to take charge and tell your body “You are going to have this salad and love it”. Go ahead, announce it out loud, declare it, believe it, decide it! “You love vegetables and water.” “You love to be nourished with the freshest foods.” “Body, I love you and I am going to take care of you.” What if you did that every day? So now this leads to my first Official Gibbons Family Fitness Challenge to you this month. For the next 30 days I want you to add 1 big salad and 5 glasses of water daily (that’s 2 ½ bottles of water).
Do you think you can do it? Because, I KNOW that you can. Tag me on IG @gibbonsfamilyfitness #GFFchallenge with a picture of your salad or water or whatever meal is starting your change. Consider me your biggest cheerleader. You can start whatever day you read this blog which I hope is today 😊. I am here for you. Go be a Rockstar!! You are amazing!