What about our food?

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Ok, I know a lot of people won’t want to hear this, but what we put in our mouths does make a difference. In todays world we’re inundated with so many food options but are they all good options? Absolutley not!

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We’ve become a society focused on convenience. We want everything now and we don’t want to do it ourselves, right? People have become accustomed to driving through some fast food restuarant window to pick up their meal. How many people actually cook at home? I’ve met people who don’t cook beyond throwing some packaged food into the oven. Ugh! Packaged foods contain so many preservatives and additives it’s scary. Most of these packaged foods contain things that have been found to cause health issues, and yet, they continue to add them.

So, what can you do to eat healthy? Fortunately, this “pandemic” has forced most people to slow down. People have become less likely to go out, not wishing to come into contact with COVID-19. This means you can now take the time to cook at home. This is a perfect time for adjusting your diet and creating a healthier lifestyle.

In Reiki we deal with energy and the flow of energy. Foods play a big part in our energy flow and our well-being. Changing the way we eat can greatly impact our lives. Take myself, for instance, I have had to change my diet several times during my lifetime. It’s been a challenge. Having autoimmune issues can make a person more suseptible to dietary issues. I’ve given up the sugar, the gluten and the dairy. More recently I gave up meat after eating paleo for a few years. I went completely vegan. Unfortunately, I didn’t get enough protien which caused some issues. Now I occasionaly eat farm raised eggs. I am also careful about making sure I get a proper amount of protien in my diet by adding in plenty of seeds, nuts and legumes.

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So what’s my point? Everybody is different, but certain foods can bog us down and cause energy blockages. Dairy is a good example of an energy blocker. Dairy can cause major blockages in our system and make us feel sluggish. I felt so much better after giving up dairy. Now I can’t eat dairy at all, turns out it totally messes with my digestive tract. Try giving it up for a couple of weeks and re-introducing it. I think you’ll be surprised at the results. Most people have intolerances to dairy and don’t even realize it.

I’m not going to tell you you have to eat vegan, but I am going to tell you you probably need more whole vegetables in your diet and less processed food. Making the change to healthier foods can be a challenge, but it’s absolutely worth it! You’re body will thank you. I know from experience what diet change can do. I feel so much better when I eat the foods that are right for my body. If I stray and eat the wrong foods, I pay for it. I immediately feel the consequences of my actions and think twice the next time around.

So don’t feel pressured to make drastic changes immediately. Take things one step at a time and start incorporating healthier foods into your diet. You may need to experiment. We’re all different with different body types. What works for me may not work for you.

If you’re one of those people that has to do things “all or nothing” then do it. Go through your kitchen and get rid of the bad then go shopping with a list of healthy foods you’ll enjoy. You don’t have to completely deprive yourself of the occasional treat, though I do suggest you look for a healthier version. Sweets and carbs are very addictive, once you start it’s hard to stop.

When you incorporate healthy eating into your life you’ll be amazed at how much better you feel. Your enegy flow will improve along with your attitude, sleep and physical well-being. We could all use that during these unpredictable times.

Happy food experimenting! Keep it healthy!

Namaste’ 😁

~Annie 💗

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