I’m known as The Reinvention Warrior as I’ve reinvented my life more times than I can count. I’ve recreated myself in health, career, relationships and spiritual life, yet, I’ve learned that in order to reinvent your life– it’s best to start with your nutrition. It’s extremely important to fuel your body (and thus your transformation) with the right food for you.
Plus, rebirth is hard (in case you didn’t know–and I bet you do) – it’s messy, complicated and, at times, exhausting. So we must be ruthless in our attempt to recreate our lives with authenticity and grace. Optimal nutrition is a big part of the puzzle when the stakes are high and your life is changing in big ways.
As a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Life Reinvention Expert, I fight for my clients to create their best life. I believe that in this day and age, if you don’t reinvent yourself you may never find balance, peace and the sustainable life that is your birthright. So, if reinventing your health is the first step, where do you start? Here are 3 ways to reinvent your nutrition today:
1.Drink a healthy, nutrient-dense smoothie every day.
An important component of health is maintain blood sugar balance. Yet, in our modern world it can be difficult to eat as much and as often as our body needs so we don’t crash. That’s where smoothies come in. By blending lots of protein, fiber and other nutrients you support your body to feel full and balanced for several hours. Plus, smoothies are easily digested as the blender has done the work for your body. If you have any hiccups with your digestion, this is a huge perk.
Smoothies can be a great source of protein, superfoods, fats and fiber, but not all smoothie recipes are the same. Going to your local smoothie shop may not be healthy- you have to look at what’s inside. This is why I recommend making your smoothies at home. You can control the ingredients and you know that you’re getting a high-quality, low- glycemic (low sugar) drink filled with organic, whole fruits, vegetables and greens. I make a large smoothie (16 oz at least, usually) each day around mid-morning and I’m often not hungry again until late afternoon.
I thrive on having one meal per day in smoothie form. Not only does it aid my digestion, but the smoothies are like a treat and save me time from making a meal (like you, I’ve got a full life!). Give it a try and you’ll see a huge difference in your health. See my daily smoothie recipe here.
2. Try fresh celery juice each morning.
I recently discovered the powerful impacts of drinking fresh celery juice each morning on an empty stomach and my gut is healthier than it’s ever been. After drinking the celery juice each morning on an empty stomach for 5 days I saw a big difference in how I felt and many of my symptoms (gas, bloating, discomfort) lessened or were completely gone. Now I’m hooked and this daily celery juice ritual is a key part of my wellness plan. See this post for more info on my daily celery juice ritual.
3. Try an anti-inflammatory diet.
According to Dr. Andrew Weil “It is becoming increasingly clear that chronic inflammation is the root cause of many serious illnesses – including heart disease, many cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease.” Dr. Weil goes on to say that an anti-inflammatory diet “it is way of selecting and preparing anti-inflammatory foods based on scientific knowledge of how they can help your body maintain optimum health.” I couldn’t agree more and find that many of my clients with health challenges have one thing in common – inflammation. Introducing an anti-inflammatory approach to your way of diet is a step in the right direction.
Here are some general anti-inflammatory diet tips from Dr. Weil:
- Aim for variety.
- Include as much fresh food as possible.
- Minimize your consumption of processed foods and fast food.
- Eat an abundance of fruits and vegetables.
A note about going Grain-Free or Paleo
An anti-inflammatory diet is a great start and may be all you need to do for your body to achieve optimal health. Some of you may need to go a step further and try a grain-free or Paleo approach to eating. To learn more about my journey from gluten-free eating to grain-free, or Paleo, eating, see this post.
Each of the steps above are baby steps, yet big changes, toward a better diet and reinventing your nutrition. Take each step one at a time and incorporate them into your life in a way that works for you. Remember that you know what is best for your health and your life and it’s not a race. Yet, if you’re ready to feel better, these steps will start you down the right path.
Coaching can help
If you’d like individual support from a health & life transformation coach, look no further. I’d love to support you on your health and healing journey. I create a deep and transformative coaching experience to my clients who are ready to heal and move on with their lives–which, surprisingly, may start with reinventing your nutrition! Schedule a complimentary health goals and strategy session with me here.
To Your Reinvented Health,
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