“Healthy Living is a way of life, so it’s important to establish routines that are simple, realistic and ultimately liveable”.
A natural and healthy lifestyle is important to me as it is for many of us. We can’t get away from the fact that many of us live in environments full of pollutants and toxins and if you live near a city, then you may feel many miles away from nature.
While we can’t do much about the toxins in the atmosphere, other than take part in our individual roles to care for the environment, we can minimise the toxins that we put into and onto our bodies.
I chose to stop dyeing my hair, partly due to the fact that I was worried about what the toxins in the hair dye was doing to my body.
The body absorbs 60% of chemicals from haircare and skincare products, which then end up in the bloodstream. It takes just 26 seconds for the skin to absorb anything that is put onto it, so I just couldn’t continue with this kind of self sabbotaging habit every week (yes, I dyed my hair a lot to mask the silvers!), in order to cover up what was authentically mine anyway- my own silver hair colour.
That is where my healthy and natural living journey started!
Most of us want to look and feel better as we age but there is so much conflicting information in the media about how we should live a healthier life and quite frankly it’s really difficult to know what to believe and who to trust.
What really is Healthy Living Anyway?
These are the 5 steps that encapsulate a Healthy Lifestyle;
1. A Healthy Mindset (being able to see the cup as half full rather than half empty).
2. Healthy Eating– eating foods that are as close to nature as possible and having a balanced diet; minimising carbohydrates, alcohol, sugar and caffeine or any other foods that can become addictive.
3. Keeping Active and maintaining a fitness level to support a healthy heart and body.
4. Nutritional Supplements– supporting your health with nutritional supplements that are plant based is not to be forgotten when wanting to obtain a healthy lifestyle. Synthetic supplements are a waste of money. Supplements that are made from food and/or plants from nature are likely to be absorbed by the body much easier because the body recognises it as a food and will take in all the nourishment.
5. Drinking Water– When you’re thirsty, your body needs water and nothing else! Drinking 2-3 litres of water per day is also recommended to keep the body well hydrated and help flush out toxins from the body.
It can feel overwhelming to change our lifestyles in order to live a healthier and happier life and that’s why we should start with small steps and then build on that. That is why the 30 Days to Healthy Living Program is so life changing!
The program seemed to ‘re jig’ my body back into alignment after about a week. I cut out caffeine, alcohol and all refined foods and replaced my drinking habits to detox teas and lemon and ginger tea and water, instead of reaching for a coffee and I ‘religiously’ took the supplements alongside my healthy eating plan.
Although the first few days were hard (headaches, lethargy), because I was withdrawing from caffeine, after the first 4 days, the ‘cloud lifted’ and I immediately started to feel good. My moods were more stable, my skin was glowing, I had more energy and the aches and pains reduced to almost nothing, literally overnight. Perhaps because I had reduced the toxic load on my body.
How the 30 days to Healthy Living works……
A full supplementation program to help support good health and wellness to have alongside your healthy eating plan. There is a recommended eating plan within the program that is full of healthy food and recipe ideas are available to inspire. Supplements include; Protein Powder, Fibre, Digestive Enzymes, Greens Powder and Fizz Sticks ( a drink with loads of vitamins in it that target fatigue and tiredness).
A Basic Example of my Diet:
I start my day with a healthy smoothie, made with almond milk, frozen berries, a frozen very ripe banana and some gluten free granola (1 tbsp) together with my supplements and I whizz it up in my NutriBullet.
Lunch is a Grilled Goat’s Cheese salad (sometimes I work in a restaurant so I have this at work but at home you can have a prawn or salad for example) or home made soup or a brunch or omelette.
Dinner is some form of protein such as fresh meat or fish with vegetable or salad or a home made curry with some brown rice and avocado.
I eat a lot, so I do need snacking options, usually on the go. For me, snacking is nuts or a protein snack bar, which is full of oats and seeds and protein from plants or a piece of fruit (occassionally) or hummous with carrot sticks. Fizz stick.
Healthy Eating Plan Suggestion.
Eat in the portions as below for meals. This guide will help you get your eating plan right.
I want you to feel good too………
If you feel tired all the time and low or just want to have more energy, glowing skin, hair etc…. then you can do something about it in just 30 days. Just think, you could change your life for the better in just 1 month!
Starting out on this plan and taking the first step to healthy living is potentially life changing. Take it day by day towards the 30 Days, then it will give you a wonderful chance to start seeing results.
This time of year is the perfect time to do your 30 Days!! It will give you some detox time before the Christmas rush in December and will likely help you slow down and not overindulge, which only perpetuates old patterns of behaviour that no longer serve you.
Contact me if you would like to know more about this life changing program at firstname.lastname@example.org or please feel free to leave me a comment below.
I wish you all the best with your healthy living journey.
Sending love and light to you,
Disclaimer: The content of this article is based on my own experiences. Please consult your doctor before starting any nutritional program.