Have you ever had moments when you feel flat or lonely or sad when you don’t even know WHY?
You feel like a worry-wart and anxious, but you can’t even find any reason to be.
Where did this anxiety come from?
Is my daughter okay?
Is my partner cheating?
Is something terrible going to happen?
Your brain will look for all the reasons why you’re feeling it.
And when you find one, you validate that what you’re feeling is actually right.
That’s how the brain works.
But sometimes your negative feelings are not associated with the surface situation.
Sometimes it’s because of your food intake.
As the law of polarity exists, there is always positive and negative.
Some foods elevate your vibration, and some foods lower your vibration.
Whenever you feel like your mood is lightened up, you’re more grateful, more optimistic, or feel peaceful and relaxed without an apparent reason despite your surroundings, it may be because of the healthy foods that elevated your energy vibration.
Whenever you feel like you get upset so quickly, or you feel lonely and anxious, sometimes it’s because of the unhealthy foods you took. – Low vibration emotions will cause your mind to look for reasons why you have those feelings that can validate that they are real (even when they’re not necessarily authentic).
I had a great liking for sweet-tasting foods before then.
In short, I was a sweet tooth!
I didn’t care what I eat as long as I like how it tastes.
Donuts, ice cream, pizza, fast foods… ugh! Yummy!
I didn’t realize that the anxiety I was developing over the years also came from the foods I habitually take in.
The fact is food businesses don’t care if it’s healthy or unhealthy as long as it’s safe and it sells. – That’s how business is.
Ever since I knew this fact, I changed my food habits and developed mindful eating.
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To start awareness of what to habitually eat and what to lessen, here are some of the research-based lists of both foods that can elevate vibration and decrease vibration.
Low Vibrational Foods:
- Sugar- refined
- Artifical sweeteners
- Canned foods
- Excessive Caffeine
- Chemically treated ingredients
- Fast foods
High Vibrational Foods:
- Fresh fruit and vegetables
- Natural supplements
- Greens or herbal teas
- Pure or filtered water
- Minimally processed raw or anything in its uncooked
- Nuts and seeds
- Raw chocolate or cacao
- Grains such as brown rice
- Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries
- Fresh fruit juice with no sugar added
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Bottom-line: All whole foods are healthy, and all deeply processed foods are unhealthy.
2 Tricks to Mindful Eating: Transform From Unhealthy Foods Habit to Healthy Foods Habit The Right Way
The more the food is processed, the unhealthier it becomes.
And any food that is processed and unhealthy can gain weight.
I’m not saying we should stop buying or eating those foods.
I’m saying we should be more mindful of what we habitually eat.
Don’t forbid yourself to eat processed food because the harder you directly try to suppress your desires, the stronger they’ll become.
Instead, you can procrastinate them.
Trick #1: Positive Procrastination Mindset
You’re craving for fast food.
You can buy and eat them, but you can delay your actions on them.
You can decide like, “I’m going to eat Burger and Spag tomorrow or the next day. But right now, I’ll take banana and vegetables.”
Instead of procrastinating the good stuff, you can start procrastinating the bad stuff until it becomes your habit.
The reason why this is important is because a study found that the first thing we take will allow our mind to think that it’s more delicious or necessary.
The first slice of the pizza is more delicious.
No wonder why those stuffs we take first has become important to us – good or bad.
The goal is to change your habits.
Another tip is that sometimes before I eat fast food that I bought or any processed food, I drink a glass of water or take a banana first.
Or if I go out with friends to chill, I drink a lot water before I take the alcohol.
For more details about Positive Procrastination, click here.
Trick #2: Focusing on Add-on’s Instead of Elimination Mindset
One way to change a habit is to add good habits in your daily routine rather than focusing on forbidding yourself from bad habits.
Do not forbid yourself to eat unhealthy foods, you are allowed to eat any food whenever you want.
The strategy of forbidding yourself will only make you want more of them because it makes the forbidden food more desirable in the long term as it increases its value.
Focus on adding good habits until you will have less time doing the bad ones.
Focus on learning to love whole foods and fruits more until you learn to love processed foods less.
Lastly, I would not be able to change my habits permanently without the help of one of my favorite mentor and author, Stephen Guise.
He wrote the book Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results, and Mini Habits for Weight Loss: Stop Dieting, Form New Habits, Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering.
His ideas changed my daily life, and I highly recommend you read his books.
Start your healthy lifestyle today!
Not tomorrow. Not next week, but NOW.
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