If you’re drawn to raw food, but don’t know where to start (or if your kitchen skills don’t quite match your taste buds yet) read on…
Part 1 of 6
You’re Only One Meal Away from Being a Healthy Eater
Quite the thought isn’t it?
No matter what you’ve done up to this point, you become a healthy eater at your next meal.
Before we get into talking about what you’re going to eat, think about why you want to be a healthy eater.
Back in my 20s, when I had acne, I dabbled with healthy eating and juicing.
The idea that I could improve my skin with what I ate made total sense to me.
Just like you may be doing, I got online and searched for answers.
As a twenty something, having something wrong with the way I looked really bothered me.
I couldn’t look people in the eye when I talked to them, because I was scared of seeing the disgust on their face. There probably wasn’t any, but I certainly imagined it.
I regularly turned down social events if I’d had a particularly bad flare up.
I needed to clear up my acne.
My search for answers became increasingly frustrating.
So many different diets, so much advice and so much of it conflicting.
Some of the ‘advice’ I came across…
Drink more water (of course).
Don’t eat chocolate.
Cut out dairy.
Don’t eat sugar.
Eat more vegetables.
Then my favourite… “there’s no scientific link between what you eat and the condition of your skin”.
That was on an acne website. They’re supposed to be the experts!
I’ve since learned that what I eat and the condition of my skin are directly linked. But more about that a little later on.
All the disjointed advice I got was making it difficult to stay consistent.
Every time I heard a new piece of information I’d essentially change course.
Maybe you can relate?
I came to this conclusion:
Chopping and changing based on new information can make us feel inconsistent and that we’re getting nowhere.
But although it’s not ideal, it’s born out of a desire to take action; to really find the best diet we can for ourselves.
To heal ourselves.
Do you know how many people just ‘live with’ health issues that could be helped by improving their diet?
They essentially just give up on themselves. It makes me sad and I don’t want that for you.
Our approach does need a little refinement 🙂