Many doctors are prescribing lifestyle changes to their patients. While that may be general advice, many may take it as a change in their eating habits.
That is right to a certain extent since weight (loss or gain) is one of the major contributor to modern-day health issues.
We all eat for different reasons, but in this stressful world and with abundant living, hardly anyone eats to satisfy their hunger.
Our emotions and habits took over our eating patterns. If we pay closer attention to nature, we realize nothing is abundant all year. As a gardener, I did realize that each season and region offers specific foods to accommodate the body’s specific needs.
The cold season is rich in vegetables high in vitamins C, K, and A, helping boost our immune system to fight off common colds and flu. The warm season is mostly known for abundant fruits, which are high in water content and phytochemicals, keeping us hydrated and replenished.
Moreover, regions around the world have different crops fitting the needs of their people. We have to find our healing in what is provided by nature around us. Although the Mediterranean Diet is most praised, people should pay attention to the healthy options available to them.
Olive oil is a main crop in the Mediterranean, but coconut oil, which is another healthy oil, is readily available in Asia. This is just one example of many.
Moreover, eating wholesome foods promotes healthier gut function, leading to overall well-being of the body system.
In this program, we will dive into the meaning of diet, how to choose one, read nutrient labels, and offer material and recipes to reinforce our knowledge.
- Discuss your lifestyle, routines, and habits.
- Understand your food choices, focusing on cultural and social background.
- Understand your digestive system function.
- If weight is an issue we will take proper measurements to track progress.
- What is diet and how do you choose one?
- Suggest changes one step at a time, starting with reading food labels.
- A list of ingredient substitutions may also be needed.
- You will be provided tracking materials to help gauge your progress.
- We reassess your progress every time we meet.
- Fallbacks are part of the process. let’s embrace them and pick up from where we fell and carry on.