Dieting and Mindset

So, I started a new diet this week……started it and finished it on the same day, how clever am I! I gotta say dieting is waaaaay worse than giving up smoking ever was.

I smoked for most of my life and by the end I was smoking 50 plus cigarettes a day. I barely ate anything unless it was junk food, I rarely drank water and I drank way too much coffee. I was stick thin as opposed to now, my skin was gaunt and my lungs were so weak, the perfect picture of health really. So when the time came to give it up I went against all the rules and replaced nicotine with sugar!

It’s been 8 years this year since I gave up and now in my early 50’s I think its time to knock some of this weight off and get some form of healthy happening in my body. I thought going keto would be easy, or paleo, but both proved to be no good for me, I could always make an excuse on those diets why I could eat certain food (sweets). Sugar is in everything even our water. It’s no wonder we have such a hard time giving it up.  I am going to try again but there is absolutely no point unless my head is right. Mindset is EVERYTHING when giving up an addiction so I have learned from experience.  When I gave up smoking it was about my 20th attempt, every other time I wasn’t ready, every other time I had an excuse to KEEP smoking and then after my youngest brother died, I had an excuse to STOP smoking. I never wanted to put my children through that trauma when it could be avoided.  So over the next few weeks I am going to focus on getting my head around not eating sweets and teach my mind that sugar is not comfort it is death to my system that I am trying so hard to keep toxins out of.  

How am I going to get my mind right? Not really sure about that yet, I can’t remember what I did with the ciggies, I think I just kept busy and used sheer brute strength to get through the tough bits. Trouble is I am a lot older and don’t have that strength anymore. Prayer will play a big part but physically I will get some healthy food that doesn’t taste like crunchy cardboard and trick my body into thinking “hmmm this isn’t too bad.” Essential oils will play a big role in keeping me calm of course and working will keep me physically active.  I reckon I’ve got this, but I will let you now!

KIDS GOT THE FLU? HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO….

You know this whole Covid19 has got the world into such a state that, you now have mother’s too frightened to take their kids for medical attention because chances are they will be tested for the virus, which in turn could return a fake positive, which then in turn will result in your child being taken off you and put into an isolation facility of which you have no access. The amount of TOTAL BS surrounding these so called safety protocols is like nothing we have ever seen and at best are questionable. WHY are they taking children off their mothers?? Why can’t mothers stay with their children? There is a case here in Australia just this past week, that a new born baby needed medical treatment in a different state, that states borders are closed so this newborn baby was flown to the hospital for treatment, and the mother isn’t allowed to accompany her baby. This is such total crap I cannot even deal. So in order to avoid the soon to be one world government crock of crap that this covid circus is, lets keep the kids well!

The first thing we need to do is look at diet. Our food is so heavily laced with chemicals, disguised as flavorings, colorings and “nutrition”. Of course that is bogus and causing weakness in our immune systems especially that of our kids. So get them off the sugary, processed crappy foods and make your own where possible. Mums who work, I know this is very daunting but it’s going to be worth it to not have some moron medical officer come and take your children if their nose starts running! Introduce fruit & veg in a way that looks interesting and don’t forget to wash your fruit and veg first. Young Living has a vegetable soak that we use to get rid of any chemical residue on our fruit & veg. Home baking is far better for your whole family, it tastes better, it looks better and it doesn’t come wrapped in plastic, so it isn’t leaching dangerous chemicals into your food. Make some gummy lollies, get some cool moulds off ebay and then make some gummies, you will be surprised how easy this is and how much the kids will love them. Food choice needs to be high on the priority list, it will take a bit of extra time but once you are used to it, it will get easier.

The next thing, if at all possible, get the kids off devices and outside. Vitamin D plays a big role in the health of our bodies. Fresh air can do wonders for our mental health, our skin, our lungs. Get in some dirt, grass or sand with your bare feet, I know it sounds undignified to be walking around in bare feet but recent scientific research has shown that ‘Grounding’ is beneficial for inflammation, cardiovascular disease, muscle damage, chronic pain, and mood. I know when I used to feel particularly stressed my husband would take me for a drive up the bush and we would just get out and sit in nature and honestly, it would completely rejuvenate me. The forest/native bush is such an amazing place, the energy, the freshness you will not get anywhere else. Kids love running around in nature if you can get them out there. My eldest daughter lives on a farm and regularly takes the kids for bush walks, and my youngest daughter always bring hers kids out to our farm for some fresh air. It is one of the best things you can do for your kids and it’s free!

Essential oil protocols can be used daily for prevention of any bugs floating around at school and teaching your children good hand hygiene will save a lot of sickness heartache and sleepless nights.

At the end of the day your kids will still get sick, but the severity and length of time they are ill will be significantly shortened. Treating ours & our kids bodies well, will result in it’s ability to expel any virus or disease quicker than if the body was bogged down with toxins. To me it’s worth getting children healthy, it’s worth not having the government taking your kids off you, it’s worth doing to avoid the anxiety of what this world is up to next. I know this will be tough mums, but having someone take your child off you will be tougher!