Food is an essential part of our everyday life

We start the day with breakfast; have a lunch break in between and we usually end our day with dinner. We meet friends in restaurants. We have snacks in meetings. We have tea breaks to relax. Advertisements promote food. Food is everywhere around us! It is culture, family and a social issue.

On top of this, a well-formed and energetic body seems to be a must-have nowadays. The steadily increasing focus on health and efficiency features a healthy and balanced diet. Healthy eating plays an important role at all age. A balanced and varied diet has not only a great impact on physical and mental fitness but also on your overall well-being. Everybody knows! But how can we implement healthy food in our diet? And what is healthy?

 

Food is everywhere around us! It is culture, family and a social issue.

Great food isn’t created only in the kitchen. And it isn’t enjoyed only when it’s eaten. Great food comes from somewhere else – somewhere deeper.
— Yaowadee Chookong
 

But you know what? Contrary to this trend, the number of obesity, food allergies and food-related diseases increase every year. People are spending less and less time in the kitchen and convenience food is getting more and more popular. The food we call convenient is normally highly processed, added with fat, sugar and salt and wrapped in plastic to make the taste consistent no matter where you are buying it. When food is culture and has such an importance for us, why don’t we feed our bodies with food that is full of love, soul and character? Food is so much more than just nutritious fuel for our bodies.

So what is behind all this? How do we make our daily food choices? Do we even think about what is inside our food, where it actually comes from and who and how many people have been involved to make our sandwich or the bowl of pasta I eat for lunch? And how do our food choices effect the environment?

 

Food is so much more than just nutritious fuel for our bodies.

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Keep calm and change slow and smooth

 

First of all: relax. Seriously! You already made the first step by questioning your food habits. This change can be fun and so delicious. Make it slow and smooth. Just flow.

In contrast to a radical change, a slow and smooth transition of your diet has the advantage that changes are made step by step and thus more sustainable and permanently. A change of diet is all about incorporating the abundant ingredients of nature into a well-balanced diet. Besides, changing your food is most of all a change of life-long rituals and habits. Well, take your time. Patience, structure, fun and all those delicious plants out there are the right companions if you want your dietary change to be permanently successful. Create new habits and preferences! Why not implement ice cream for breakfast if it’s made out of frozen bananas, berries, nuts or even raw cacao? Yes, it can be that fun.

If you force yourself to eat unloved food because it seems to be healthy or low in calories the potential of relapsing is very high; especially in the long run. Slow and smooth changes, implemented step by step, can make it possible that new foodstuff and new ways of preparations become exactly what you want it to be: your new habits. This not only embraces health and nutrition but also it’s delicious and you can celebrate the fact that besides your personal well-being your food choice has a great impact on the environment and animal welfare.

 

Why not ice cream for breakfast if it’s made out of frozen bananas, berries, nuts or even raw cacao?

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Reclaim your kitchen!

 

We mean it. Reclaim your kitchen, cook yourself and reclaim your food. Cooking empowers you to choose what goes inside your body and which ingredients will become your dish. There’s no need to create fancy dishes or spend hours in the kitchen- but go for it if you feel like! Cooking is like healthy eating: if you change slowly and don’t take it too seriously in the beginning it can be simple and fun. Here are four main guidelines that will help you to enjoy cooking, learn to value your food and reclaim your kitchen:

  1. Use what is available rather than following a recipe. Look around in your kitchen, your balcony, garden or even public parks. Be adventurous!
  2. Use all possible parts of the product; reduce food waste by reusing leftovers and manage your stocking. Just check before cooking what you have in the fridge or pantry and create your next meal around.
  3. Focus on simple and easy to make dishes; those are the most delicious ones anyway.
  4. Food sourcing matters. Understand and know where your food comes from, who grows your food and how it is treated.

 

Reclaim your kitchen applying this easy guidelines!

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Conscious and mindful eating

 

We know what you think. How can I eat consciously if I just have 30 minutes for lunch and so much stuff on my to do list for today? Same rule: start step by step. You don’t have to close your eyes before every bite. Just take 1 minute before you tuck in to reflect what actually is on your plate: Your spaghettis are out of grains, let’s say wheat. Do you know how wheat grows? How much sun they need before one can harvest? This Bolognese is based on tomatoes. Did you know that tomatoes take around 60 days until they’re ripe? And yes, face the fact that the meat you’re gonna eat once was alive and in most cases wasn’t able to happily play over green fields. Just analyze what you’re about to munch. Start a relationship with your food.

Invest some time for your meal. Slow down while eating, and let your body catch up to your brain. Try to avoid meals for take away and stop eating while watching a movie. Make it a social event that you enjoy with family and friends! This will help you to connect your body and mind and value your food.

Once you’ve found that connection you start to eat when you’re hungry instead of fulfilling emotional needs. You are able to stop when you’re sated, and explore that junk food doesn’t taste that good as your thought it would be. You may feel which kind of food makes you really happy and energize your body in a healthy way. You’ll smoothly and slowly change your eating habits without help. Just listen to your body. You can even master that practice by eating with the intention of caring for yourself.

 

Feel which kind of food makes you really happy and energize your body in a healthy way.

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What the heck is this healthy food everyone is talking about?

 

Knowing what food to increase and what to reduce can be challenging and confusing, especially when you consider looking at all these diets out there. To make it more understandable without naming it or announce restrictions we’ll break it down to three main recommendations: add as many plants as you can to your diet, try to make your food as clean as possible and embrace all this awesome living bacteria and yeasts you can create through fermentation.

Food matters. Make sure you know where the ingredients you wanna use come from and let that good food get into your body. This will recharge your body rather than harming it. Sure, junk food gives a short kick and satisfaction for some urgent needs, but living in a healthy body is something that will pay off in that special moment and in the long run. The most powerful way to accomplish an energetic body and mind is right in front of you; on your plate.

If you’re still confused, you don’t know what to eat or you have question we’re happy if you contact us. We further recommend talking to your doctor of trust and get your blood checked regularly.

 

The most powerful way to accomplish an energetic body and mind is right in front of you; on your plate.