Do you warm your food in plastic?

BPA-in-plastics-4One of the most harmful things today, known by many as the “cigarettes of our generation” is Plastic. Plastic from food packaging can leach into food and enter the body. The CDC reports that over 92% of people who were tested had detectable levels of BPA and other plastic chemicals in their bodies (including newborn babies).

Unfortunately, almost everything is packed in plastic today, so it’s hard to completely avoid it; but we can do small things to cut it down such as
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Dangers of distracted eating…

Many people suffer from stomach and digestive issues and often it can come from simply eating while distracted, stressed or on the run. Scarfing down food while at the desk, eating while driving (on traffic filled roads) or answering emails and texts during meals.
9017745_origWhat happens in your body when eating while taking care of many tasks is
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Is junk food bad?

A little junk once in a while is not gonna make anyone sick.  Today is Purim, a day of joyous celebration, eating, drinking and being merry (at least that’s how I grew up celebrating…with endless mishloach manot baskets and treats coming through our door).

I believe that everything in life should be done with balance; not too extreme. It goes without saying that we function better with cleaner foods; but a “little” sugar sometimes,  per many nutritionists and dietitians, can even help brain growth in children. No, they don’t need to have it all the time, but if they ask for it,  give them times when they can have it.

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When I look for treats for children, the main things I avoid is
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Do you trust your child when they say they are full?

Our relationship with food and our body begins at a young age. Even a young child knows when he or she has eaten enough. However, many adults, with good intention, encourage children to finish their plate or to eat more.

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What this does is send a message to the child that
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Growing Foods

Thank you to the Shooting Stars class for inviting me to talk with them about growing foods like fruit, vegetables and water. We also shared that when we smile and we’re happy we feel much stronger (than when we’re sad); and that when we are kind to our friends, it makes their heart stronger. We love being strong!

The children got stickers for all their brilliant answers, what a smart class! They knew exactly which foods to put in the growing foods basket and which ones to color on their growing foods paper. I was so impressed when I visited them at lunch time and they each proudly showed me how many growing foods they had in their lunches; moms and dads – good job!!

Tip for the week: Kids are impressionable and the most enthusiastic about trying new things; so be a good example and make it fun for them; and they’ll be on board.

Listen to your body and the signs it gives you

We live in an information abundant world; everything available at our fingertips and it’s hard to know what information is accurate when it comes to health and food, right? So my suggestion is…be your own judge! See which foods make you feel good; which ones don’t and which ones cause your kids to act differently.

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Know that each of our bodies are different, so
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Eating healthy is a choice…

Every day we are faced with choices. What to put in and on our body. The next time you’re struggling to make the right choice, remember this: Nothing tastes as good as Feeling Good!

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You will notice a difference immediately in your mood, skin, brain clarity, energy and productivity when you make wiser food and product choices.

I help my clients choose the right foods and products for their body.  Need a little assistance? Email hello@renewbyrivkie.com and I’ll be happy to help you embrace a healthier, happier and more productive 2018.

How important is your health to you? What choice will you make today; or this week? It’s up to you.