Trust what you’re putting into your body

Every day we have a choice of what to put into our bodies. Will we chose healthily or not? Better put, will we chose life or death?

Dramatic? Perhaps. Regardless, it makes the point. Everything we do either moves us towards living or towards dying. Which way are your choices moving you?

Thee biggest change I’ve made in my life recently (besides moving 2,000 miles away from home), has been to become aware of what I am putting into my body. I’m no longer eating junk food, picking up fast food for lunch and dinner, or dining out on a regular basis. And my body is changing because of it! I’m down 43 pounds from my highest weight of 227, and the weight continues to go. Which, for the time being, is a good thing. I need to drop weight in order to be within a healthy weight range for my 5’7″ frame. But the best part about this change is that it has been a lifestyle change.

But, back to the point of the post – you must, must, must be able to trust what you’re putting into your body! What you’re eating and drinking needs to fuel your body. THAT is what food is for – for fuel. And changing the way you look at food is tough! But once it really clicks for you, and you start looking at food as fuel, your mind goes through this paradigm shift and you look at just how awful you’ve been to your body. You take responsibility. You take ownership. You realize you only have this one body, and you need to take care of it by fueling it with the foods it needs. At least that’s where I’m currently at.

And it’s a process. I’ve just started shopping at Sprouts for groceries. Well, I should take that back. I’ve just really started grocery shopping for myself. Yes, it’s true. At 29 years of age, I have just really begun doing my own grocery shopping. And yes, this also means that I’ve just really started cooking for myself as well. So far it’s been quite basic – boiling pasta and heating up meatballs – but I’ll get there. But first, starting in August I’m going to launch into a raw food diet in order to help cleanse my body from all the junk I’ve been putting into it. After all, if my body created enough stones to end up with pancreatitis, I’m thinking there are quite a few other toxins needing to get out of my system as well. Wouldn’t you agree?

So, that’s my message for today. Trust what you’re putting into your body. And if you can’t, don’t eat or drink it! There’s a healthy, body-fueling option out there! Go find it! And when you eat, appreciate every last bite.

About Sara

Sara Hefty (B.B.A. and H.H.C.) teaches workaholic women how to have it all and flourish without burning out, binging or being spiteful. As an expert in transformational health coaching, she holds women accountable for letting go of unwanted weight, being brilliantly nourished, grounded in truth and feeling confident, happy and playful every single day.

As a woman with her own weight loss story, wide-ranging family heritage of cancer, and a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Sara’s appreciation for convenient nutrient-dense food, personal growth, inspiring design, financial responsibility, and social entrepreneurship led to her “Pursuit of Ownership: Health, Home, and Legacy” model of heart-on-fire-hot empowered living.

Sara is the founder of PROJECT LUX and She currently lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with her husband Brian and hound-dog Raja.