Why do we eat? Is there more to just the purpose of staying satiated? Are we eating for pleasure or for nourishment? Early humans had prioritised eating as a means of survival – to live. Over time, modernisation and the globalisation of various food trends has ensured that we eat more for pleasure, pushing aside the question of when we really need to eat, and what is it that we should be eating. Why does a beer seem like a better option than water to quench your thirst on a hot sunny day? Popular food culture is usually dominated by pleasure – for your taste buds. Pleasure should be brought into eating where you can enjoy being nourished by nutrient dense foods and learning to crave just that, embracing what nourishes you.STAYING NOURISHED
When we focus on being nourished, we stay motivated to eat the right things, at the right time – and that keeps us on track to live a clean and healthy lifestyle. Clean eating is a massive shift from a regular diet of store-bought items and unconscious junk purchases, it is a shift that happens for good! You never have to run out of options because we end up consuming the most nutritious of food from the earth, and by default that puts us on a healthy diet. When you make the shift to clean eating, you are eating completely for nourishment – for your body, and for the better. A nutritious diet would ideally involve a good balance of vegetables, fruits, and protein where you get an even divide of vitamins, minerals, carbs, sugars, and fibres.STAYING ON TRACK
Making the shift to a clean eating lifestyle can be hard, but is surely never boring. Contrary to beliefs that healthy eating is tedious, it is in fact much simpler, for your choices are many! A fancy meal can still be healthy when concocted with the right ingredients that come in many shapes, sizes, colours, flavors and tastes. These ingredients are also more accessible than ones we can’t pronounce, giving us more opportunities to make great healthy meals out of them all. Surrounding yourself with healthy, nourishing choices will help you stay on track. A grocery visit means a walk down the ‘fresh’ aisles only and a list of local and seasonal produce in hand. When you embrace food from the earth, you wouldn’t have to curb those cravings for the sweet and salty processed goods because they wouldn’t seem like cravings to you anymore, but something you feel you’d rather steer clear of, in order not to disrupt your clean eating lifestyle. Earthy food can help you feel grounded and nourished, reminding you that it’s not just the food, but the whole experience of staying closer to the earth itself and being fully nourished by it.STAYING FOREVER HEALTHY
Food could be used as a tool for our nourishment and make “live well and prosper” a reality. Food is vibrant in so many ways, not just that consuming it in natural form, but also that the plant kingdom is abundant with food choices, encouraging you to get creative with your meals and snacks. Looking at what nature offers instead of what a factory can and the feeling of being nourished from the earth helps us get rid of the dieting mentality and helps us see it more as a lifestyle. Your body is naturally having an intake of a whole load of vitamins and minerals – nutrients that are essential for your body. There is never such a thing as an overdose with fresh produce. So what’s the worst that could happen? You end up with a bountiful of nutrients from head to toe!