When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Or so I’ve heard.
As the seasons are slowly shifting, our bodies are slowly shifting. The point here? Work with Mama Nature, friends! She’s kinda awesome.
We are transitioning from the dry, cold, and frenetic mid winter to late winter and early spring. This is a time when things left dormant or otherwise in hibernation start to wiggle around. This means we need to follow mother nature’s cues and shift the way we do things. For the sake of this post, we will focus on FOOD!
Thought you might send me a telepathic ‘high-five’ on that one.
For much of the cold season, we are eating heavy, moist, and grounding foods. This is to oppose the light, dry, and mobile qualities of the late fall/early winter season.
Now it’s time for our bodies to lighten up a little!
Here are 3 things you can do to shift your eating as this season changes:
1. Start eating lighter. Channel your inner Popeye, and reintroduce greens to your diet. Or eat more if you are already all up in that business. Arugula, spinach, and kale are all great examples of lighter foods and you can fire those suckers in the Vitamix or create a fun salad!
2. Make supper your smallest meal. If you aren’t already doing this, now is a great time to start this habit. Ideally, you do this all the year through as it is much kinder to your digestive system which begins to slow down quite a bit after 6pm.
3. Switch up your nuts for seeds. Seeds are a lighter food than nuts and are thus better suited for the heavy nature of late winter/early spring. Add them to your salads (see #1), porridge, and consider trying a seed butter as a sub for your PB&J.
That’s it, sailor! Give one or all 3 of these a shot and feel free to share your experience! This is simply one aspect of foundational health for long lasting lifestyle changes.
If you’d like to know more about the importance foundational health, check out this podcast from “Let’s Do Influencing” where I discuss with superhost, Corey Poirier, about the buzz word of ‘self-care’. There may be some nuggets in their for you!
Yours in self-care,