Reset - Breathing and Juicing
Day 5: Reset (Breathing and Juicing)
“Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.” ~Sylvia Boorstein
It’s super easy to get stuck in Holiday eating and craving all the wrong foods. In just a couple of days of overdoing it, we start to feel lethargic and just plain, blah! Take one day out of your Holiday season to fuel your body with all the right nutrients to help you bridge the nutritional gap created by foods that lack nutritional value. Once our bodies have all the right nutrients, the cravings lessen and our energy returns.
What is the difference between juicing and blending?
-JUICING: more concentrated version of nutrients and vitamins in its easiest form of digestion
-BLENDING: includes fiber thus fuller longer (not as quickly absorbed)
To give your digestive system a “break” by ingesting foods that are easily digestible and absorbable (bio available)
To eliminate bloating
To have clear & glowing skin
To increase energy
To promote deeper sleep
Connection Between Food and Emotions
Where does your mood direct you when your energy is down?
Our physiological and physiological state affects what we want to put into our system. It’s important to stop before we eat and maybe question “Why do I want to eat this?” “Will this give me what I NEED for nourishment or what I FEEL I WANT
-FUN FACT: Chocolate contains the chemical called phenylethylamine (PEA), which is the same chemical that our brain creates when we are feeling the emotion of romantic love.
According to author of Constant Cravings Doreen Virtue, cravings for food are a sign that the body and our emotions are looking for peace or homeostasis. They can stem from emotional or physical imbalances. “Intuitively, the body knows that certain foods will alter the brain chemicals or blood pressure in order to regulate energy or mood.”
DO A JUICE CLEANSE!
Get a set of juices and drink them throughout your day with plenty of fluids with electrolytes (see our HYDRATION blog) and drink Bone Broth for lunch and dinner with plenty of veggies. You will notice that in just ONE day you can regain energy and your mood will brighten!
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STOP AND BREATHE
Step 1: Break away from “Autopilot” mode and bring awareness to what you are doing/thinking in that moment
Step 2: Bring awareness to your breath. Do a small breathing exercise for one minute or 10 breaths.
Step 3: Expand your awareness outward to your body and then your environment. Notice the sensations like tightness, aches, or perhaps the sun in your face or shoulders. “Keep in mind your body as a whole, as a complete vessel for your inner self.”