Eudaimonia Tip #21 – Holistic living is the gateway to your vitality
Next to having a lot of money in our bank account health is also a determining factor of wealth. We would all love to take a magic pill that helps us lose weight, have more energy, and sleep throughout the night. While no such pill exists, all hope is not lost. With the right mindset and hard work, you can transition to a whole new way of living.
So what exactly does it mean to live holistically? The word holistic finds its roots in the Greek language and translates to “entire” or “whole.” When you live holistically, you pay attention to your whole body to find the root cause of your symptoms. Treating the root cause will remove the icky symptoms that have been plaguing your life forever and help you feel better.
I was introduced to holistic living in 2013 when my gluten intolerance hit me full force. You can read about that saga here. Once I adopted the lifestyle, I saw remarkable changes. Hence the reason for my journey back to the land of complete awesomeness.
Sometimes though, the journey back takes longer than expected. I’ll be honest, there were some days, rather weeks, when I wanted to throw in the towel, but then I remembered to just keep swimming. After months of eating clean followed by light exercise I’m starting to see my energy return and the weight come off, albeit slowly.
This isn’t to say that traditional medicine should be forgotten. Whatever you do don’t stop taking any medication you are currently on, and consult your doctor before starting any new eating plan. If you are ready to take control of your life and feel alive again, then keep reading. There are many ways to ease into holistic living. Below are five simple things you can do to start a journey of your very own.
This one is a must do! You need to find out if any foods are blocking your system and bogging you down. Keep a food diary for the first week to keep track of what you put into your body.
Once you have completed at least a week of recording your food look it over to see what you eat. You will be surprised! The next week eliminate one food that shows up a lot, such as eggs, bread, or cheese to see if you notice any changes. It’s a tedious process, but the only way to find hidden food allergies and autoimmune issues.
Find The Right Meal Plan For Your Body
There are a lot of meal plans out there such as Paleo, Keto, Gluten Free, Pegan (Paleo / Vegan) that give specific on how many carbs, proteins, and fats you should eat to help your body perform optimally, but not all plans work for everyone, or there wouldn’t be so many. Finding the right meal plan for your body type will set you up for success.
Prepare Your Meals In Advance
If you aren’t organized enough to prepare your means, then the next best thing is to write out a weekly menu. Many times people fail due to hunger that drives them to eat the first thing they see in their cupboard. If you are prepared either with having meals ready or at least knowing what you want to eat, then you will see results faster.
Find a Holistic Doctor
If all of your efforts above still haven’t returned your desired results, it may be time to find a holistic doctor that can help your system get back on track through whole food nutrients and supplements.
When we take care of our entire body by feeding it the right foods amazing things start to happen. Our bodies shrink, skin looks younger, and energy returns. A holistic way of life requires dedication and a call to fight for vitality. Isn’t your health worth the fight?
*Disclaimer – I am not a doctor, and this article should not be substituted as a medical diagnosis or treatment. The opinions expressed in this article are mine and not affiliated with any medical or holistic practice. Always seek professional help for medical issues and call emergency services if you are experiencing a medical emergency.