I had a lovely opportunity to talk to my friend from the world of healthy eating blogging, Uyen Pho, who is also a cancer survivor, and who understands very well why it is so important for our health to eat more plants.
What’s excellent about different types of plants, especially when you get a nice array of colors and plants is that they each have phytonutrient content that helps target different cancers and just helping your body stay in tip-top shape. I believe that we all, especially the American diet, need more plants. Maybe you don’t want to adopt a fully plant-based diet and that’s okay. But we all need more plants for better functioning.
We live in a very busy society. Everybody wants to grab something really quick and easy. And, you know, I don’t have time to cook. But if you make a day like Sunday, prep your meals, and do all your meals in a pot or something you can eat during the week, this is so much easier for you. If you are a super busy mom, you have to make sure your kids eat healthy. Everybody can try, and eating healthy is not expensive.
There are two reasons. Have you ever looked at your bill after you go out to eat, it really adds up. And then secondly, you’ve got to be a little bit forward-thinking if, in the future, you could end up having health issues. If you’re not eating whole foods that’s going to be expensive. So this is an investment in your health.
The large amount of energy that you need for your kids and your business and everything. Eating more plants is going to allow you to function better and maybe throw in a couple more hours at work if you wanted there. Eat more greens, and add some fruit and vegetables throughout the day, and you will see you’ll have more energy and eventually you will feel better. And you won’t want to go back and eat junk food.
It’s about balance, especially if you’re just starting to adopt this diet don’t wake up and think “I’m gonna overhaul my whole life”, because it doesn’t really work to think that way. If you’re not eating the best diet right now, think about how can you make it better today? And that’s actually what I do through my healthy lifestyle coaching. You figure out what your goal is, set some practices to get you to know skills that you need to build to reach that goal. And then you break that down into small actions that you do every day because baby steps and small actions lead to massive results. My journey even speaks to that, I lost over 50 pounds back in 2016.
You can find Uyen on FB here: https://www.facebook.com/uyen.pho
And her free Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/healt…