It’s that time of year again when we reevaluate and determine to start anew. Making changes can be challenging, but when you see the fruit of your changes, it is so rewarding! I have found that it is easier to incorporate small changes that add up to big differences instead of trying to make huge lofty goals that end up being too difficult to stick to. So here are some tips to start implementing healthy habits in small ways that will lead to big changes.
- Reduce sugar intake: I know you have heard it before but sugar wrecks havoc on your system, so reduce or eliminate it. There are many great alternatives out there. Do your research and determine which is right for you.
- Incorporate more probiotics and prebiotics in your diet: Prebiotics are natural, non-digestible food components that are linked to promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria in your gut. The best choices are: bananas, onions, garlic, leeks, asparagus, and artichokes. Probiotics are active cultures that help change or repopulate intestinal bacteria to balance gut flora. Consuming probiotics may boost immunity and improve overall GI health and the best sources are yogurts, kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, Bubbies pickles, and any good fermented food. Also, taking a high quality supplement with over 30 billion cultures will aid in proper gut health.
- Meal plan: I know from experience when I lack to meal plan all intentions of healthy eating go out the window. Meal planning can be simple, don’t over complicate it. Make a list of breakfast, lunch, and snack items that you love, then incorporate them into your weekly plan. Try only a few new things per week.
- Eat Organic Non-GMO Grassfed Meats: The meat from Christiansen Family Farm is Utah’s finest Heritage Berkshire pork and Grass Fed Beef. The animals are raised on pasture, treated humanely, fed the highest quality feed, and never given antibiotics and other junk that is so common today. The cattle are completely grass fed from start to finish. The pigs enjoy their custom mixed feed consisting of 100% Utah grown grains in addition to the pasture they roam on. Eating clean, healthy meats is so important to maintaining a strong body and mind.
Our next drop for Age Dried Grass Fed Beef, Pasture Raised Berkshire Pork, and Raw Honey will be on Friday, February 2nd. All orders for whole, half, and quarter animals should be in by Monday, January 15th. The last date to place your orders will be Monday, January 29th.
Only 2 more weeks to get your preferences in for whole, half, and quarter animals before they go to the butcher!