3 Steps to a Healthy Eating Lifestyle

Healthy Eating

I’ve never been one to do things for a short amount of time. If I do something new it’s for the better and it rarely makes sense to revert back to the thing I changed in the first place. When you know better do better. This should be the motto for all things including your eating habits.

I never quite understood the concept of dieting. If you know you need to change your diet for any reason, why then does it make sense to do it for a short amount of time and then revert back to old habits that put you in a negative position. It’s better to ditch the diet and make a habit of healthy eating. If you’re looking for a little direction, here are a few tips that helped me along the way.

Start Slow

Start with one meal a day and make it the healthiest you can. You don’t have to learn to eat all new foods, just make the things you love as healthy as possible. For example, you can change out your white flour pancakes for a buckwheat waffle with chia seeds. You can still have a sandwich for lunch, just change the bread to sprouted grain and add low fat condiments. For dinner be sure to switch to meat free of hormones, preservatives, pesticides, and more. Also, be sure you have some green vegetables on your plate.

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Building a Healthy Hair Diet – Vegan Edition

Pretty little girl biting an appleAs I perused the natural hair blogs when I first went natural, I found a common theme. A healthy life equates to healthy hair. Becoming conscious of the food I was consuming was definitely an important part of my story of growing long and healthy hair.

Healthy hair is dependent on good blood circulation, which depends on good nutrition. God knew what he was doing when he made us. He made sure that all nutrients we consume go to all our essential tissues first, like organs and muscles before it gets to vanity items like our hair and nails.  Our hair is the last to get nutrients, so any lack of nutrients can cause hair loss.

At any given time, about 90% of our hair is in the growing phase, which lasts approximately 2 to 3 years. At the end of that time, hairs enter a resting phase that lasts about 3 months before they are shed and replaced by new hair. If you don’t get enough vitamins and nutrients in your diet, a disproportionate number of hairs may go into the resting phase.

Like any other part of the body or component of health, hair needs a variety of nutrients to grow and be healthy, like protein, iron, B vitamins, biotin, vitamin c, beta carotene, zinc, and magnesium.

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