Season’s Greetings Friends,
For the last 8 weeks I have been recovering from major surgery and it has been quite a journey for me. Some of you may know that I am no stranger to surgery as I have had my fair share and this one really took it out of me. Some of you may belong to the same club…so you know that healing can be slow and you get completely knocked off your regular routine…nothing is normal in this circumstance. Needless to say getting my usual 7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day has been very challenging, I haven’t had much of an appetite and cooking? Not an option. I have been relying on Kefir, yogurt, apples, whole wheat bread, my granola and Breakfast Cookies and lots of tea. In my various follow up appointments I was told that lean protein is VERY important in helping my body heal, I have a hard time getting enough protein into my daily diet as it is…so this was a great reminder. As I added more lean protein to my diet I felt noticeably better…concrete evidence that whole food sustains, heals and nourishes.
Next…Vegetables! My Doctor recommended root vegetables so…I have been roasting yams, sweet potatoes and carrots and eating as a meal with a little butter, chopped walnuts and coconut (my twist). I have also made some fantastic soup from potatoes, kale & onions making big batches so I don’t have to cook every night.
This experience provided me with such a contrast…I didn’t feel well and the food I focused on made a difference in my well being almost immediately. Sometimes it can be hard to see and feel this type phenomenon when we are eyeball deep in our hectic lives. Take it from me…I am convinced now more than ever that what we put into our mouths has a profound impact on how we feel and our overall well being. Take a moment to consider what you are eating before it goes into your mouth…is it worthy of your perfect and amazing body? You will be surprised at how much you put down!
It’s great to be back in the saddle with you…I missed you all!Any questions? Ask me on Facebook, Twitter or leave a Comment - I would love to hear from you!
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