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Nutrition Is Self Care

Nutrition Is Self Care

When you hear the term self care what comes to mind? Massages, spas and pampering? Perhaps, but it is so much more than that. While all of the those activities are an act of self care, those are merely surface activities. I define self care as actions and ways of being and habits that support your physical, emotional, and spiritual self. According to google, it’s “the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health” and “the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own wellbeing and happiness, in particular during times of stress”.

In a nutshell it’s learning what you need to live a happy, healthy life and sustainable career or business, then prioritizing those activities by acting on them regularly. I like to think of self care like a wheel and it is divided up into various aspects. Today I want to focus specifically on nutrition.


Understanding more about the foods you eat, why you choose them and how they make you feel are worth exploring. I asked a question on Facebook last week, “what is most important when choosing food, is it for nutrition/energy, emotions, cravings or cost”? Nutrition and energy were the least popular choices. Fascinating! While food is something we need to survive, like the gas to a car, it isn’t that simple.


Why what you eat matters.

Cake or Kale?

Cake or Kale?

What do an icy driveway and New Year's Resolutions have in common?  Answer:  It's best to chip away at them. I cannot take credit for this joke, however, I saw value in the message and wanted to share it with you.

We are now a little over a month into the New Year. Did you set any resolutions? How are you doing with them?

I don’t know about you, but I find a New Year a great time to set new intentions. This year I decided I wanted to do a better job with sugar. Truth is, I am addicted to it! I have always loved dessert, and was never one to turn it down, but I find myself having moments when I crave it. No Bueno!

I consider myself to be a super healthy eater. I try to eat organic, local, wild caught and free range because what I put in my body matters to me. I feel at my best, physically and emotionally when I eat mostly veggies, meat and the occasional grain. However, I also have my moments, when I am craving something sweet or salty. I usually don’t buy them so when the craving hits I drink water instead telling myself I am just thirsty. When I can’t trick the craving away I begin to tear the cabinets apart to see what I can find. You all know the feeling!