I’ve tried the whole green juice thing. I’ve bought the fancy $10 drinks. I’ve made it myself. Heck, I even helped a juice company design a series of juices with various nutritional benefits (including, of course, an obligatory green juice).
But the truth is, I don’t like green juice.
Unless it’s loaded with fruit, it doesn’t taste good. And with or without all that fruit, it doesn’t make me feel good. Nothing against green juice. It’s just not for me.
Am I doomed to a life of cancer and ill health? Of course not!
If I’ve learned anything from my work with food sensitivities, it’s this:
What’s healthy for one person isn’t healthy for another. What makes you feel fantastic, might make me feel worn down.
So why are we punishing ourselves to adopt so-called “healthy habits” that make us feel this way?
Did you ever stop and think: If my body could talk, what would it say?
Since my approach to Pilates and nutrition is all about mindfulness and respecting your body’s inner cues, I was really drawn to the book If Your Body Could Talk and read the whole thing in one sitting!
So it’s with great pleasure that I share with you a guest post I’ve written for the author, Jacquie Sharples, where I explore how to choose healthy habits that don’t feel like punishment.
Read the full post HERE.
I truly believe health transformations should start with the intention to feel good, not to punish yourself.
That’s my secret to staying healthy while balancing real food and real life. What’s yours?
Tell me about it in the comments below.
Until next week,
PS – Jacquie has agreed to share an excerpt from the book right here on Pilates Nutritionist. Stay tuned for that in a future post!