Welcome back to Reboot!
Rise and Shine Boot Camper! Can you believe it? Here we are at our last Friday of Reboot Boot Camp!
One of the things you have probably noticed throughout Boot Camp is that I don’t give you a lot of nutrition rules. Instead, we’ve worked to reboot our healthy eating by increasing our fruits and vegetables, water and reducing added sugar. This week our challenge was even to savor summertime’s water rich fruits and veggies to satisfy our body’s needs in the hot months. All of these challenges work to boost our fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. And, all of these are crucial to help us feeling and looking good.
Fiber, in particular, is essential to rebooting our microbiome in our guts (our good bacteria). With 70 % of our immune system residing in our intestines, this good bacteria not only helps to boost our immune system but also produces anti-inflammatory compounds. Basically, all of our nutrition challenges add up to big change. They also help us get in touch with our intuitive eating.
Intuitive eating is where we listen to how our body and mind feels when we eat and letting that being our driving force. We don’t have “good” or “bad” foods. And, we don’t use food as a reward but rather use the question , “am I hungry” to guide when and how much we eat. The majority of us have noticed that we feel better and have more energy when we’re consuming our veggies and reducing sugar. So, this helps us want to make the choice to eat this way rather than me just telling you. This is intuitive eating. Hopefully, this makes sense and really resonates with your experience in Reboot Boot Camp!
Today’s challenge is to practice the rule "Hara Hachi Bu".
Another way to listen to our body and control portions without much thought is to practice 'Hara hachi bu'.
‘Hara hachi bu’ is a Japanese term which means to eat until you are 80% full. Don't worry, you won't go hungry. Our brains are about 15 - 20 minutes behind our stomachs when we eat, so when we eat until we think we're 80% full, we're probably full. Our brains just haven't registered it yet. This concept makes being mindful of our portions effortless.
Today and this weekend continue to practice your intuitive eating and 'hara hachi bu'! Pretty catchy, right?
I’ll see you on Sunday for our final check-in!
Let me know if you have any questions!
Here’s your Step Challenge of the Week:
Beginner: 7.000 steps
Advanced: 12,000 steps !
Don’t forget to keep track of your progress!
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