After a full week of laying in the sun, eating delicious food and day drinking, I’m doing a self care day. I’m mid work week and go back tomorrow. So, I slept in a bit, drank extra water and now I’m enjoying an almond latte.
I did some research on healthy and anti inflammatory foods today. A Q&A with LA-based registered dietitian Shira Lenchewski, M.S., R.D. caught my eye. In the article How Your “Future Self” Can Help Keep Healthy Food Habits on Track, she discusses our relationship with food. Lenchewski points out that we often have a difficult time imagining a future, more healthy self.
“Many of us treat our future selves like total randos, so we often make food choices in the moment that aren’t in our best interest for the long haul.”Shira Lenchewski, M.S., R.D.
Instead of making good choices for our long-term health, we make poor choices in the short-term. This lack of insight might lead us to eat that donut for breakfast or raid the fridge late at night. She suggests working on a clear vision of your future self to help make better choices in the now.
“Beyond how you look, how would you like to feel and move in your body?”Shira Lenchewski, M.S., R.D.
How do I want to feel? I want to feel strong.
How do I want to move? I want the freedom of fitness. I want to ride, jump, run, swim and play well into my twilight years.
How do I want to look? I’d love to be a few inches taller and have washboard abs. I’m probably not going to grow and to be realistic, here’s a good image to ponder….