“YES”-Food: A Focus on WHAT TO EAT!

I have a feeling that we as a society are so focused on what not to eat, instead of highlighting what to eat. I believe it’s important to rid your mind of all the “don’ts” and start searching for the “do’s”. Even though there are things that you probably shouldn’t eat, there are plenty of things that you should. Keep reading to learn how to turn your attention to “YES”-Food: A Focus on WHAT TO EAT!

I think there are many ways in which we tend to talk about what not to eat. One way is when we say things like “you should not eat fat” and when you ask why? – no one can really give you an informative answer. Fat can actually be both good and bad for you, depending on the source of it. Our bodies and especially our brains need fat, so the key is to learn what kinds of fat serve us well.

Another way is when people decide to eat healthier and all they ask about is a list of all the things they’re “not allowed” to eat, which ends up being – in most cases, more or less everything they’ve been eating up until this point – which then makes them think it’s almost impossible to eat healthily. By doing this, everything starts off with restrictions and a negative mindset.

I think this is the wrong way of looking at it – there are so many amazing and delicious things that you can eat that are also good for you. So, let’s start by considering what those things can be and how you can start to think differently:

1. Think “Stone Age

What did we eat before all the industries and processed food? What is natural for my body to digest? The answer is more or less everything that nature provides us with, which is A LOT.

2. Vegetables!

Of course, most of us know they are good for us but you can actually make so many different things with and from them. You don’t have to eat just raw vegetables for it to be healthy, think outside of the punnet and combine it with some of the other things you could and should provide your body with.

3. Natural fat is healthy, don’t be scared of it

Coconut oil, olive oil, rapeseed oil, fat from nuts, avocado – I can go on and on. Don’t think that eating healthy means that you should exclude fat. You need to learn what fat to exclude and what fat to include.

4. Sugar, sugar, sugar

It’s added in almost everything you can buy that’s “ready to eat” which makes it difficult to avoid sometimes. The important thing to remember is that you can usually make most of those things yourself, without the sugar. And if you’re looking for a treat – fruits are the best ‘candy’ in the world (nature’s sweets) and you can be so creative with them!

Like with most things, you feel better and far more empowered if you think from an “allowing” or “can” perspective, rather than a restrictive and prohibitive one. When it comes to eating healthily, you need to read and learn about the why’s – and make active choices to promote your own well-being. Have you been struggling with decisions around food? Let us know your challenges in the comments below and follow the conversation on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Email: info@keepfitkingdom.com if you’d like one of our specialists to help you out. In the meantime, check out these other CAN EAT foods, become fully integrated with yourself, and keep your fittest version of you ON!

Pepita Andersson

Pepita from Sweden, is a certified nutritionist with a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a passion for food and mental health. With a burning interest in both nutrition and the human brain, she strives to increase understanding of how these are strongly related. She wants to guide people on how to create a more sustainable and healthy lifestyle – the goal being to achieve a constant state of love and caring for their minds and bodies.

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