Health isn't all smoothies and kale, and you don't need to cut everything out to be healthy 🙅♀️
Food is a vital part of your health journey, and I love helping people nourish their bodies, but what I don't love is the fear around food that gets created with long-term full elimination diets.
For many, it’s not realistic to follow a full #aip diet - whether it’s a lack of time, finances, availability or support - which means you can feel left in the dark.
So how do you find a balance, and where do you start on this journey to nourishing your body and healing it?
You start by reducing processed foods, foods high in sugar, alcohol, caffeine and trans fats and increasing the amount of vegetables, fruits, omega rich foods like fish and flax seeds and whole grains.
What this can look like is adding an extra cup of fruit or vegetables per day, and keeping foods like baked goods, processed meats, energy and fizzy drinks and take-out to a minimum.
One small change, done consistently over time, can have a huge impact.
I know how tempting it can be to immediately go to a diet like Whole30 or AIP when your symptoms flare up, or how easy it is to feel fearful around certain foods - but as with everything, it’s what you do the majority of the time that counts.
You *can* be healthy and improve your symptoms without severe restrictions. You don’t have to overhaul your entire diet to see an improvement in your health. Personally, I still include foods like donuts and pizza into my diet, but the majority of my meals are whole, nutrient dense foods.
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