Dr. David Leske is a Chiropractor and Wellness Coach at Health and Wellness Center in Edina. In his July Guest Blog, he shares his passion for teaching clients how to prevent health and wellness issues.
Hippocrates said: “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine your food.” I agree and suggest you really attempt to enjoy your meals. Eat frequent small meals rather than infrequent large meals. Food is supposed to be enjoyed and appreciated; it is not supposed to be a source of emotional comfort or emotional reward. Don’t shop hungry. The nutritional decisions that determine your health are not made at the grocery strore. If bad foods don’t get purchased, they won’t get eaten. Take pride in going to the cashier with a cart full of healthy food for you and your family. Take the opportunity to be a leader and inspiration to others. Never feel guilty about a food choice as guilt will never serve you well. Evaluate your food choices honestly but without personal character judgment.
Some nutritional recommendations to improve your well-being while also improving the degree to which you enjoy your life: Eat some raw vegetables with every meal. Drink only clean water and try to drink little water while eating. Take small bites, chew food to a pulp, and swallow with ease. Stock tools of the healthy eating trade: a food processor, a slow cooker, a juicer, and quality food storage (preferably made out of glass).
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