I’ve been blessed with the opportunity (like many of my fellow empathics and hsps) to learn how to properly eat to nurture myself exactly as my body needs. When you’re spiritually gifted with extra sensitivity the food you eat can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. I’ve compiled a small list of tips that have helped me feel my best physically, mentally, and spiritually. These also can be applied to any specific dietary restrictions or preferences.
1.Drink enough filtered water. 70 percent of who we are is made of it so you can understand that if you’re feeling out of sorts it’s because your missing a crucial element of yourself. Reverse osmosis water is the best for avoiding the chlorination and other chemicals that can lead to brain fog, depression and other potential illnesses.
2. Don’t over eat! Use the plate method to figure out the proper serving sizes. According to the FDA’s latest research the best way to keep ourselves running efficiently is with filling half our plate with non starchy vegetables, 1/4 with lean protein, and 1/4 with starchy vegetables. Certainly adjust if you’re vegetarian, vegan or have any food allergies but making sure you don’t overeat will keep you feeling light on your feet.
3. Get tested for food allergies! If I hadn’t spoken to and educator and learned about my diabetes and gluten sensitivity I wouldn’t have known the potential my body has to go the extra mile with the right fuel. Figure out your own success guide for your special vehicle.
4. If you can’t eat your vegetables, drink them! As a supplement for the days when I don’t have time to prepare a balanced meal I can get the vitamins and minerals I need instantly with a home made juice. Tossing in some leafy greens with your strawberry banana smoothie is another great way to sneak them in.
Everyone’s got a special formula tackling how to eat to be your best and only you can crack your own code! Best of luck friends!