As I expected, I received quite a few emails related to my column in Sunday’s Seattle Times on the documentary “What the Health?” Rather than answer the emails individually, I’m turning them into this admittedly rather loooong blog post.
It’s International Mindful Eating Day! I’ve been increasingly mindful about being mindful, because this year I’m really working on further cultivating mindfulness skills. If you feel like you could benefit from a little more mindfulness in distracted times, I have a few resources for you.
I like this infographic not just because it mentions olive oil (!) but because it makes the point that healthy diets may include different ingredients (i.e., foods), but what they have in common is the vital nutrients we need to keep us healthy. As I say often, there are different ways to eat nutritiously, but all nutritious, health-promoting diets have some common denominators.
Does your social life revolve around happy hours, restaurant dinners, lunch dates, coffee-and-pastry meetups and Sunday brunches? This can interfere with your healthy eating goals—but it doesn’t have to.
If you are making a commitment to eat healthier, that commitment shouldn’t get tossed out the window the minute you experience a change in your daily routine. It’s pretty easy to get in the habit of eating healthy at home and bringing healthy brown bag meals and snacks to work. What’s a bit trickier is extending those good habits to what you eat when traveling upends your normal routine.