Oghomwen (Owen) Jones
It is important for our general wellbeing to eat primarily nutrient dense foods and exercise, both in moderation. Sometimes however, we may feel like indulging and eating foods that are richer than the staple foods we would normally eat. This can happen for various reasons; just because we feel like if, when we are out with family and friends, or at various celebrations like at Birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving etc.
We should not be too hard on ourselves at these times, but be intentional in our desire to savour and enjoy what we eat. Even at these times we should try not to be ‘totally’ indulgent. We should always eat vegetables and fruits if these choices are on offer.
After these times of indulgence, we must be mindful and determine to resume a less indulgent way of eating quickly.
It is not a good idea, for indulgent times to be followed by times of starvation, such as with a water only fast. My experience is that they do not work and are often quite difficult. It is almost as if your body will tell you ‘Hey you can’t starve me now after so much rich food. Don’t be cruel’. This may sound funny, it’s true nonetheless.
One way to eat after indulgent times, is to go on a vegetable smoothie and /or juice fast for a stipulated time. Personally I believe the best way to get back on track is to eat ‘clean’. By this I mean eating only a wider variety of nutrient dense foods, for at least a couple of days after. Examples of these are fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and lean cuts of meat. These eaten in moderation and in combination with moderate exercise is a really good way to get your body back on track. This is also the way you should eat and exercise most times…
Remember the goal always is to keep our bodies, His Temple healthy always. This is the respectful thing to do and we also need our bodies healthy to fulfil our unique purpose.
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