My Healthy Eating Experience October 29 2016, 0 Comments

By Celine 

My family thinks that I'm a health nut and though I would like to disagree.. I personally think that I am too, a health nut. To be honest, I don't exactly remember why or how it happened but it did. I think I was about 16 when I decided that instead of complaining about how my body looked while binge eating on whatever I wanted, I should actually start change up my eating habits.

     And to be frank, it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Transitioning my unhealthy dieting habits to a healthier one was actually pretty easy. I didn't suffer nor starve myself throughout the process; I think I actually enjoyed the whole process overall. If I'm not mistaken, this has been going on for about 2-3 years now and my taste buds have fully grown accustomed to all the new taste. I did give myself a few weeks to a month to slowly allow my taste buds to get used to all the new flavors that was once at first, really bland due to all the sweet and salty food that my taste buds were used to having.

     Also, I've limited the amount of sugar, salt and carbs that I'm allowed to take. I'm not really an active person so taking in a lot of carbs wouldn't look so good for me. As for sugar, I wouldn't have known that sugar was affecting my skin (in a bad way) if I didn't put myself through a test where I limited my sugar intake for a week. The results were amazing! I could not believe how much better my skin became. There were less breakouts, less puffiness, less redness and it was just amazing. Other than that, a diet high in salt can also contribute to bloating, puffiness, and sleeplessness (just to name a few). Limiting my salt intake was just as great as limiting my sugar intake.

     Without further ado, I'd like to share with you 2 of my favorite all-rounder ingredients that I fell absolutely in love with throughout the process. The first just has to be chia seeds. I can't live without my chia seeds. I sprinkle them on everything I eat (literally everything). Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fibers, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. They are pretty much tasteless but that's what makes them so easy to add into almost anything! The next ingredient I would say are flaxseeds. They are pretty much similar to chia seeds in terms of their benefits but flaxseeds are bigger in size compared to chia seeds. Another one I'd like to add would be blueberries. I absolutely love blueberries! They are high in antioxidants and is able to help with the anti-aging process.