Focus on nutrient-dense foods, rather than low-calorie options:
Instead of restricting yourself from certain foods, focus on adding nutrient-dense foods to your diet. These foods are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help nourish your body. Some examples include leafy greens, colourful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. All Kurami meal paths are designed to nourish you, based on your needs and goals, which are so much better for you than nutrient-empty, low calorie options filled with air and very little satisfaction.
Listen to your body:
Rather than following strict rules or guidelines, tune in to your body's hunger and fullness signals. Eat when you are hungry and stop when you are satisfied. This can help you develop a more intuitive and sustainable relationship with food. If you’re completely out of tune with your fullness and hunger signals, start with 3 daily, regular meals at similar times each day and snacks in between as needed.
Taking care of your mental and emotional health is just as important as nourishing your body. Make time for activities that help you relax and de-stress. These don’t have to be costly ways of pampering yourself. Spending time in nature and/or in solitude, listening to relaxing music and walking barefoot on the grass or on the sand can do the trick.
Move your body in ways that feel good:
Instead of focusing on exercise as a way to burn calories or change your body, think of it as a way to feel good and energised. Find activities that you enjoy, such as dancing, hiking, or swimming, and make them a regular part of your routine. Remember that movement should be about GAINING - strength, flexibility, energy and not about losing (weight).
Be kind to yourself:
Remember that your worth is not determined by your body size or shape. Embrace your unique body and celebrate all the amazing things your body can do, rather than criticising it for what it can't do. Start with daily expressions of gratitude and appreciation out loud in front of the mirror, while giving yourself a loving hug.
Plan ahead for healthy meals and snacks. Pack nutritious snacks like chopped veggies, fruit, and trail mix to take with you on the go, and plan healthy meals ahead of time.
Experiment with new recipes and cuisines:
Summer is a great time to try out new recipes and cuisines, especially those that incorporate fresh, seasonal ingredients. Look up recipes that incorporate different herbs and spices, or try out new cooking techniques like grilling or roasting.
Make homemade snacks and treats:
Instead of relying on store-bought snacks and treats, try making your own using wholesome ingredients like nuts, dried fruits, and seeds. You can make your own energy balls, granola bars, and fruit popsicles for a healthy and delicious summer treat. Find our favourite recipes here!
Incorporate outdoor activities that involve movement and nourishment. Activities like hiking, biking, and swimming are not only fun, but they also provide a great opportunity to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors. Consider packing a healthy picnic with fresh fruits, veggies, and sandwiches for a nourishing meal on the go.
Practice mindful eating:
Summer can be a busy and distracting time, but it's important to take the time to sit down and savor your meals. Focus on eating slowly, chewing thoroughly, and enjoying the flavors and textures of your food. This can help you feel more satisfied.