Welcome 2012! And with every new year there come resolutions and promises to ourselves. I am no different. I make New Year’s resolutions every year. I don’t always follow through on them all but for the most part at the end of every year I’ve taken something from the list and accomplished it.
This year my list is fairly long and focused mostly on being healthier and getting in shape. Last year I had the same goals but they were derailed by a really stressful time for my whole family. I was doing really well up until then but stress had me over-indulging in food and wine…LOTS of wine…and now it shows. This year I am taking it back!
So one of the things that I want to get back on track with is Clean Eating and an Alkalizing Diet. I’ve done this before and the results were fantastic. For those of you who don’t know Clean Eating and an Alkalizing Diet sometimes go hand in hand. Clean Eating requires that you lower or ideally eliminate evil things like sugar, white foods (e.g. white rice, white potatoes, white flours, etc), alcohol, and processed foods.
Alkalizing Diets follow the same rules as above but get a little more in depth by eliminating any foods that raise the acid balance in your body. Sometimes they’re obvious things like alcohol and sugar and sometimes they’re things that are seemingly healthy like fruits. And yes, fruits are healthy but too much fruit in your diet has the fruit sugars turning to acid in your body so abiding an alkalizing diet would limit (or eliminate in the beginning) fruit until the body comes back to an alkalized state. In an alkalized state your body will be able to resist colds, flus, cancer, and a number of other diseases that are lifestyle induced.
Now, I know some of you are probably frightened now and may be inching towards the ‘Unsubscribe’ button but I can assure you that I will still be posting regular recipes like normal and reviewing wines once a month (cut down from once a week…I mean you guys don’t want me to become an alcoholic, do you?). However, I will be posting regular Clean Eating/Alkalizing recipes too and I’ve given them their own little category so they are easier to find in case you want to try this whole Clean Eating/Alkalizing thing out yourself. If you do, please give me updates from time to time to let me know how you’re doing and if you need some help or advice feel free to ask. I’ve been researching nutrition and healthy diets for about 30 years now so I’ve got a pretty good knowledge base to draw from and I am always keeping myself updated on the latest nutritional information.
So from now on the first Friday of the month will be a wine review and the remaining Fridays in the month will be dedicated to this new category. I hope you enjoy it and benefit from it as well.
Here’s to amazing health!