Hey there, food-loving friend! Today we are going to embark on a mouthwatering adventure as we explore one of the pillars of the Forever Wellness Lifestyle.  The incredible world of real food and its transformative effects for a healthy, happy body. You’re about to uncover the secrets behind why eating real food is the key to nourishing your body, boosting your energy, and embracing a vibrant, fulfilling life. So, grab your apron and prepare to fall in love with the delicious power of real food!


What is Real Food?

Real food isn’t just a fancy buzzword – it’s a delicious way of life. Simply put, real food is all about eating ingredients in their most natural, unprocessed form. It’s about opting for whole, nutrient-rich foods that come straight from nature’s pantry. We’re talking about vibrant fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, wholesome grains, nuts, seeds, nourishing fats, and mind-blowing flavor from spices and herbs. It’s like a symphony of flavors, colors, and textures that will make your taste buds dance with joy and give you a healthy, happy body!


Why is Real Food Essential?

With so much diet information on the internet, you may be confused and wonder why you should bother with real food. If for no other reason than this… You Will Feel GREAT!  The benefits of eating real food are truly extraordinary! Eating real food provides your body with essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are crucial for optimal functioning. It’s like giving your body the premium fuel it needs to thrive. Real food is also packed with natural antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and fiber, which can help boost your immune system, promote healthy digestion, and keep your energy levels soaring.


Lifestyle Change NOT a Diet

Real food isn’t about deprivation or restrictive diets; it’s about finding a sustainable and enjoyable way of nourishing your body. Unlike traditional diets that may require you to eliminate entire food groups or skip dessert, the real food lifestyle encourages balance and flexibility. You can still enjoy your favorite treats and savor the occasional indulgence without guilt. It’s about cultivating a healthy relationship with food, listening to your body’s needs, and finding joy in the nourishing meals you create. With the real food lifestyle, you can discover a world where health and happiness go hand in hand, without sacrificing the foods you love.


Say Goodbye to Artificial Additives:

Looking for a healthy, happy body, then what real food doesn’t contain is more important – artificial additives. When you choose real food, you’re saying goodbye to those sneaky artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives that can wreak havoc on your body. Instead, you’re embracing the authentic flavors and goodness that nature intended. From farm-fresh produce to locally sourced ingredients, real food celebrates the art of eating in its purest form.


Real Food Does Need Ingredients, It is the ingredients!  – Jamie Oliver


The Joy of Mindful Eating:

Embracing real food isn’t just about what’s on your plate – it’s also about how you approach your meals. Mindful eating is a beautiful practice that allows you to savor each bite, appreciate the flavors, and truly connect with your food. By slowing down, taking the time to enjoy your meals, and tuning into your body’s hunger and fullness cues, you’ll cultivate a deeper relationship with your food and create a more fulfilling eating experience.


Bring Real Food into Your Kitchen:

Now that I’ve whetted your appetite for real food, it’s time to bring it into your kitchen and start creating culinary magic! Experiment with colorful salads bursting with fresh veggies, whip up nourishing smoothie bowls or get creative with hearty grain bowls packed with vibrant flavors. The possibilities are endless! Don’t be afraid to explore new ingredients, try different cooking techniques, and let your taste buds be your guide on this delectable real food journey.  Catch my next blog post about meal planning made simple. In the meantime, enjoy my interview with Linda Lederman with Balaboosta’s Secret.

Now you have clear insight into the world of real food and the incredible impact it can have on your health and happiness. By embracing real food, you’re nourishing your body with the goodness nature provides, saying goodbye to artificial additives, and embarking on a journey of mindful, joyful eating. So, why wait? Dive into the enchanting realm of real food, fire up your taste buds, and let the delicious adventure begin!  Oh, and this is really important when eating out.

Remember, the kitchen is your playground, and real food is your palette. Embrace the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and nourishing benefits that real food brings to your plate. Your body, mind, and taste buds will thank you.

Denise Stegall

Denise Stegall

Meet Denise E. Stegall, the CEO and Curator of Living Healthy List.com. With 25 years of experience and study in nutrition, cooking, exercise, and coaching, she helps female entrepreneurs and businesswomen curate a healthy, happy, and productive life.

As an inspirational thought leader, Denise provides honest, research-backed information on health, wellness, personal development, and fun for real-life application. Her platform, Living Healthy List, is a go-to community for health and wellness resources, empowering positive changes and creating the life you want.

Denise’s background in nutrition and her philosophy of “Eat Real Food, Make Good Decisions, and Be Accountable” shaped her International Best Seller, “Healthy Living, Happy Life: A Practical Path to Finding the Healthy Lifestyle That Works for You!”

She goes beyond her book and Living Healthy List to offer “Forever Wellness Lifestyle ,” a groundbreaking group coaching model with individualized roadmaps for true health, balance, stress management, confidence, and an uplifting lifestyle. Denise E. Stegall is devoted to empowering individuals to embrace holistic well-being and fulfillment.

“Living a healthy lifestyle does not have to be hard! “