The new year isn’t the only time to reflect and establish resolutions. Spring can be another time of renewal. There are many ways to show your body LOVE. Yet, too often, we forget to care for ourselves. How do you practice self-care? A better question may be: do you practice self-care? Self-care activities can include reading a book, working on a puzzle, taking a walk, joining an exercise program, cooking, working with a dietitian or any hobby that brings you joy and satisfaction. Let me know how you take care of yourself throughout the week or month.
One of my favorite pastimes is cooking. As a child I would pretend to be Julia Childs and I would lead cooking sessions with my mother as my sous chef. This taught me the value of creating something and gave me great satisfaction. Let’s be real: my favorite part was enjoying the final product especially when it was a sweet treat. After being diagnosed with celiac disease, I learned my food choices play a significant role in my overall health. You can also make the choice to care of yourself by being aware of what you eat. After all, you are what you eat. So, what do you eat? Who are you? Are you fast food Joe, green eating Jenny, or meat loving Mark? Pay attention to your choices. This is the first step to ensuring a well-rounded diet that will meet your body’s needs.