"Eat your vegetables!" was a common phrase I'd hear a little too often from my mom as a kid. Of course, just like any other typical child, I thought vegetables were a big "GROSS." Oddly enough, I think it's funny how as we grow up, our perspective on certain things are really altered like a good 360.
As I've gotten older, I've learned to appreciate how amazing and much more confident I feel about myself when I'm treating my body right. I'm not only talking about how I feel in a bikini here, but my skin also feels 1,000 times more rejuvenated and fresh. In fact, when you're putting the right nutrients into your body and drinking lots of water, the water actually hydrates your skin as the nutrients allow for everything to clear up and become smoother.
For anyone who's dealt with those aggressive breakouts or just feeling like their skin needs a good cleanse, fueling your body could most definitely be the answer. Some people even believe that what you put into your body can impact your body like what you're putting on to it (ex: certain suds, cleansers, even mud masks, etc.). Not to say that those things aren't all great — believe me, I love a good detoxifying mud mask — but how could you pass up an opportunity to make yourself feel more confident and just have a brighter, less dull complexion by just eating the right things?
Essentially, society has really turned food into something that's different that it's designed to be. Obviously, we all enjoy a good chocolate cake and it is HARD to say no to the chips and salsa — let's face it, some things aren't just happening. BUT by trying to slowly add more fruits and veggies into your diet, it soon starts to become a habit. It takes approximately 28 days to form a habit, so just get through that month of adjustment and boom! You've just made a large lifestyle change by adding a few goods to your grocery cart.
I now find myself going to the grocery store buying organic vegetables without even thinking twice. I literally make sure most of my dinners every single night are basically 75% vegetables and the rest is a protein with some sort of carb, like a brown rice or quinoa. I'll be honest, with the right sauce (I use a lemon butter one very often), it truly does taste SO good.
So, with that being said, I made the change, and I believe with a little effort and dedication, anyone has the capability to slowly change their life in larger ways than they realize.
A few months ago, I would've probably still ditched the veggies for Chipotle in a heartbeat, and although Chipotle still has my heart, it's more of a treat — and a well deserved one at that!
Make the simple change, and simply, slowly, but surely...
You might just change your life.