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How To Maintain Your Journey: Steps for Transitioning to a Natural Lifestyle

Apr 10, 2021 09:00AM ● By Nina Indigo

Figure 1 - List of Holistic Nutrition on Based Natural Wellness DIY tips

Start a Successful Journey to a Holistic Lifestyle


Figure 2 - Try to supplement your regimen with plant-based foods and fruits.


Step One: Reduce normal food intake. Trade high-calorie foods for low-calorie foods. Also, reduce your intake of red meat. Red meat is heavy, which will hinder your weekly routine of running, walking, or jogging.

Step Two: Practice using little to no sugar. Sugar affects your emotional and physical well-being. If you must, use brown sugar. Do not exceed two cups of tea or coffee a day. Ideally, you should stick to tea, only adding 1 or 2 teaspoons of sweetener. You can also add lemon or ginger, as they are natural anti-inflammatory agents. Try white tea, green tea, or herbal tea, like chamomile or mint. Black teas are good as well, but avoid drinking it in the late hours of the evening, as it is the most heavily caffeinated and can cause anxiety. These teas can also boost your immune system and help to fight and protect against viruses.

Step Three: Stay away from juice unless it's organic green juice or celery. Juice is full of sugar, even if it's diluted with water. It helps, but not efficiently. Try a new method with natural berries, mint leaves, lemon, or cucumber-infused water. This is the best potion.

Step Four: Dairy is not your friend. Avoid drinking milk. If you must, use almond milk. It’s the best alternative and is great with tea or coffee, but make sure to drink in moderation.

 Step Five: Practice consuming a lower number of fried foods and starches. Try to have starches once a week. Starches such as white rice or pasta noodles, including organic, are not good. It ferments in your stomach like paste or glue. Use brown rice, and if possible, serve sautéed vegetables as a side to the main meal, including squash, carrots, broccoli, snow peas, green peas, asparagus, sweet potatoes, or kidney beans.

Step Six: The more salad and greens consumed, the better. Vinaigrette or Balsamic dressings are excellent for green salads. Try adding 1 tablespoon of dressing, then pour lemon juice on top of the salad for additional dressing. This is a proven method for reducing high blood pressure and hypertension. 

Step Seven: Stick to three main meals a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is perfectly fine to incorporate chicken, turkey, lamb, tuna, fish, and salmon with your afternoon and evening meals. These are all great alternatives if they are consumed in moderation and helps to switch up the variety.

Step Eight: Drink at least two to three 16.9 fl. oz. bottles of water a day. It flushes out the toxins.


You’re Ready to Start!

 

You now have a better understanding of how to begin and maintain your natural health journey. Following these suggested strategies and tips lowers the chances of crash dieting, eating on the go, snacking, and eating snacks throughout the late-night evening, or any oral substituting like gum, chips, candy, alcohol consumption, and sweets.

If you’re prone to snacking, eat melon fruits or berries, as they are rich in fibers, great for your skin, help fight against heart disease, and help stabilize blood sugar levels. Nuts also work for a snack. Almonds are an ideal source of protein and healthy fat, and they fill you up longer. When looking for a healthy nighttime snack, try dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa. It goes great with hibiscus tea, and it is proven to help lower blood pressure.


Work Source

 

Mars, Brigitte, and Chrystle Fiedler. Holistic Health & Healing: The Home Reference for Natural Remedies and Stress Relief. Crestline, an Imprint of the Quatro Group, 2019.


 






 Nina Indigo is a Storyteller and Digital Journalist @ FunTimes Magazine. She is also a Contributor to InClub Magazine. She writes on topics for the health and wellness segments. She practices Vegetarianism, loves poetry, African/African American Literature, creative writing, research, yoga poses, and meditation. 

In her articles, she provides her readers with organic content for people of all backgrounds and communities, she is truthful, writes to empower and inform. She helps readers make their best holistic decisions in their lives, communities, and societies. In 2021, she will obtain her BA in English Writing, with a minor in African and African American Literature Studies. To follow up on her latest articles google Nina Indigo @ FunTimes. You can also follow her @ linkedin.com/in/Nina-i-140973146. In her articles, her motive is to provide to her readers a how, and why holistic health is not just important, it's a necessity to our whole well-being. Her articles do not simply empower and inform, but present relevant ideas and solutions to the essential wellness topics discussed.


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