Malibu Beach Recovery Diet – Healthy Lifestyle Tips For Winter
Very often we will find ourselves wondering, after the unlimited supplies of fruits and vegetables of the summer, what is in store for us in the winter.
That is to interrogate with utmost candor if Mother Nature actually knows what it is doing and whether we should fear for famine and prepare silos and freezers to pack-on our summer bounty and prevent the scarcity of winter goods.
This is the main reason for eating within the seasons and taking in, in a one-two-punch, how better our natural environment knows what is best for us. That is, until we decide to take matters into our own hands and mess it all up.
Living naturally with what is offered to us at the right time, in the right place, is acknowledging that there is an obvious correlation with what we need and what is made available to us.
The winter months are for conservation and cultivation of energy. As the weather cools and the days shorten, go to sleep earlier and get up later. Take the opportunity to slow down. Sleep in on weekends and nourish yourself with warm and wholesome foods. A little weight gain in winter is normal, beneficial even, as a physical storage of energy to use through the colder months. Rich foods such as meat and stews are warm and tonifying, therefore may be eaten in larger amounts in winter. Take care however not to overindulge – this will put unnecessary strain on your system. To aid digestion in the colder months, foods should be cooked longer, at lower temperatures and with less fluid.
If you have not yet indulged in the purchase of a slow-cooker, now is the time to do it. Cheaper cuts of meats work wonderfully with longer cooking time and the amazing dinner waiting for you when you get home from a long day at work will be a great reward that you and your family can enjoy.
It is also a time to nurture your soul and meditate, relax in front of a fireplace, indulge in those projects that your busy life never makes time for. Prepare yourself for the winter by embracing an attitude of gratefulness and of care for others. Reach out to distant family and friends and surround yourself with happy and nurturing memories. Your whole being, mind, body and soul, will be basking in a serene contentment that is the very necessary platform that prepares you for the renewal of spring.