I’ve talked to many couples that have shared with me that their marriages have been impacted by poor health. Maybe they are struggling to be intimate with one another. It could be that hormones are out of whack, causing mood swing. They may be suffering from low self esteem, which causes them to feel unattractive.
In the last year, I made some radical changes to my diet. These changes have brought a lot of health benefits for me, resulting in me having the ability to do things I’ve never been able to do. I’ve had a lot of positive changes in my marriage, because of the decisions I made.
I Focused On The Right Choices
Several years ago, I chose to count my calories. I learned a lot about myself during that time. For one thing- I was grossly overeating. The other thing is that I’m a complete carb addict. My comfort foods are grains and potatoes of every kind. I was eating so much of that, that my body simply couldn’t keep up.
I won’t lie, it was insanely difficult to reduce my carb intake. Rarely if ever did I crave healthier choices. If the main barrier standing between you and your nutrition is the simple fact that you don’t like the taste of foods that are packed full of nutrients, then there are ways to work around this.
Make Recipes Healthier
One way to do so is to be more tactical with the way you prepare the foods you do enjoy. For instance, if it is fried foods that you crave more than other, more nutritional foods, then you can make the fried foods you do consume far healthier. You can do so by purchasing a Air Fryer — a comparison of the best of which can be found:ucsbrha.com — and using it when you prepare your foods.
The device would use different technologies to create a food for you that doesn’t lose the fried element that you love, whilst still making it healthier for you to consume. Therefore, you’d be able to work around your disdain for healthier foods by making the foods you do like, themselves, far healthier.
Prepare Food In Advance
Another big problem with eating healthy is a convenience factor. It is a lot easier to grab something from the pantry than it is to grab something from the fridge. Preparing food in advance is a huge time saver. I like to cut things up ahead of time so I can grab it quickly.
If you don’t have time to prepare the fruits and vegetables ahead of time, throwing them into a blender can halep. Creating healthy drinks like this green smoothie takes very little time.
Buy Prepared Healthy Foods
If I find that I’m struggling to get healthy food prepared, I will purchase vegetables that are already prepared. I might pick up bags of broccoli, baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, or pre-cut foods. These can be veryhealthy snack options for when you are at home or at work.
How Things Have Changed in My Marriage
One of the biggest changes I made was to eliminate sugars, dairy, and grains. I don’t recommend everyone do this, because it takes work and creativity. I did this because I’ve struggled with asthma my entire life and I wanted to see if making these diet changes would help me.
I have been amazed at how much my asthma, allergies, and eczema have improved. Not being able to be as active as I like has put a damper on doing things as a couple. It has particularly helped in my intimate life, because I can breathe better now.
Focusing on your health can be a major game changer for your marriage. You’ll feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally. As you reach your health goals, you’ll grow in confidence. I encourage you to pick one aspect of health to focus on at a time and get it down before you move on.
Keelie is a mother of three amazing boys and married to her high school sweetheart, Austin. She spends her days running R5 Website Management, taking care of the home, and investing in her children. In her spare time, she loves to encourage married couples to grow deeper in their relationship and find joy in their marriage.