Ever since we were kids, we’ve been told by nutritionists to eat healthy food. The various pyramids and food groups have come and gone but the message has been the same. And there’s really no mystery to it. Eat healthy food.
Our biggest road block to following this simple adage is discipline. In our consumer driven economy, there’s a mega agricultural and food business that wants us to consume a lot of unhealthy cheap stuff that’s profitable. And they have the market control to make it easy for us to acquire and eat their stuff and harder to get something different. So the first challenge is to PLAN to eat healthy food. This may sound simplistic but if I’m hungry and there isn’t anything healthy to eat, I go for the shelf with the packaged food. And sometimes, even when I have healthy food in the house, I don’t feel like preparing it. Make a salad? Sometimes I’m just too tired. So as simple as it sounds to eat healthy food, we have to work at it. And when you’re struggling with SEID/CFS, every ounce of energy is precious. So you need to decide to allocate some of your limited supply of energy toward providing your body with the healthy food it needs to generate even more energy. Once you look at it that way, it’s a cliché of win-win.
So what’s healthy food? This is a personal decision in terms of what you know to be true about your metabolism. In today’s culture, many people are vegetarian or vegan. Some observe various restrictions in their diets that have made a huge difference in their health – gluten free, sugar free, etc. Whether you need to be more or less restrictive can be a matter of experimentation or testing. But whatever you do, as you work your way back to health, be sure to only put positive, healthy food into your system. Don’t eat negative food – like soda and copious sweets - that your body will have to spend precious energy clearing and processing. Plan to eat healthy food. What are your strategies for eating healthy? What works for you? Please COMMENT on this blog or Send in your thoughts and I’ll post them with your permission. You can use the Contact Form or send an email to Martha at DefeatCFS dot net. And Guest Blogs are most welcome!
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Be Well Again,