10 Tips For Achieving a Real-Food Lifestyle – Adjust Your Attitude

1098321_10201495864389477_555149407_n Honestly… attitude and perspective are everything when it comes to living a real-food lifestyle! You need healthy goals, a healthy mindset surrounding yourself as a human being, and a healthy perspective on food. Huh? Read on…

Make sure your health-goals are holistic! Your ultimate goal is to live in a super healthy body, be full of energy and vitality, have a clear mind and just totally radiate health!! The key here is that your health goals are not; I repeat ARE NOT based on how you look, but how you feel and how well you smash life. Signs you are doing this right include loving and appreciating what you eat, having a glowing healthy body, life fulfilment, and all-round smashing life goals!

Value yourself! Love yourself. Believe you are worthy of optimum health. Know that you are worth amazing nutritious food, rather than fake packaged crap. If you are regularly eating crap, you might need to tune into to your self-love-o-meter. I value myself enough to nourish myself with beautiful, whole, fresh real food, and to avoid harmful junk.

Have a healthy perspective on food! Avoid placing a glowing halo over junk-food. View it as, well… JUNK, rather than a ‘treat’ or ‘reward.’ I am constantly ‘treating’ myself with all the wonderful real food that brings me health and happiness in so many different ways! If I put the halo on real-food, I will only be thinking about yummy real food. If I put the halo on junk-food, I will only be thinking about when I can have a break from my real-food and ‘treat’ myself with junk-food, and then wonder why it is always on my mind! Make sense?

That said, demonising junk-food isn’t healthy either! Find that good balance in your mind. If you consume it on the very odd occasion, you’re probably going to be alright.

So let’s start being mindful of how we think about ourselves, our bodies, and the food we eat. Try to shift that halo from sweet junky food to fabulous real-food. Love yourself.

Hope this helps!

By Franklee Healthy

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A little message at the end: These blog posts are simply to help me process my own learning. I have no medical, health-science-y background… although I am studying towards a diploma of nutritional science, and I do my best to consult reliable research. If you see any info that doesn’t quite look right, then great! Comment away with your thoughts, because I would love to know more.

Curried Cauliflower Soup

IMG_7886Ingredients: pre-slow-cooker – 1 chopped up cauliflower leaves and all, 1 cup of chicken stock, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of turmeric, 1 tablespoon of cumin, 1 tablespoon of curry powder, 1 centimetre of chopped fresh ginger, half a chopped fresh chilli (if you like it hot), 2 garlic cloves. post-slow-cooker – 1 teaspoon of honey, 2 cups of almond milk, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.

Steps: pop all of the pre-slow-cooker ingredients in the slow-cooker and top up with water until about a centimetre from the top. Cook on low for 8-10 hours (You could boil it all up in a large pot instead, too). After cooking, add cinnamon, honey and almond milk. Blend with a stick blender until super silky-smooth. Serve on a cool winter’s day to warm the soul xx

By Franklee Healthy