We all have been there!
Feeling tired and anxious most of the times
Feeling heavy, uncomfortable in our own skin
Not fully participating in life
Beating ourselves up for not being perfect.
Extra weight that never let go of us.
Aches and pain,
Being unmotivated to move our body
Constant shame and guilt,
Never feeling worthy of good things,
Feeling like nothing will ever change
Always in our head yet constantly numbing out with food, Netflix and our phones.
But it’s time we break this predictable cycle!
Do you yearn for change?
IT’S TIME YOU GET UP.
IT’S TIME YOU SHOW UP.
There is no next best thing. There is no magic pill
But there is YOU,
To bring that change, all that you will need is YOU
This isn’t about being perfect,
There is no perfect number that your body needs to attain
This is about being realistic.
This is about you naturally gravitating towards nutrient-dense food.
It isn’t about deprivation
It is about finding deep joy from the simple act of eating.
It’s the best feeling when you love the food you eat and having it love you right back
So, are you ready to unapologetically give yourself that space where you experience JOY in eating?
Here’s my favourite breakfast choice. Super versatile, a heart-healthy staple breakfast, oatmeal. I love the taste of plain oatmeal with seeds toppings. It’s my comfort zone. But I also like to unravel the various wonders and secrets of this versatile food. I think of it as a canvas and experiment with different ways of topping the oatmeal. Be it a post-workout recovery or some morning superfood cravings, I find it as a filling way to nourish my body.
What you need to make Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- Sugar/ honey as per taste
- A handful of Chia seeds, pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- Fruits (Any seasonal fruit)
- A pinch of cardamom
1. Take ½ cup quick-cooking oats or rolled oats in a pan.
2 Add ½ cup of water.
3 Then add ½ to 1 cup milk. You can adjust the consistency as per the requirement. Milk gives a slightly thick consistency. For a thinner consistency, you can add water.
4 Add sugar as per taste. I didn’t add sugar. It is completely optional. You can even skip the sugar if you are adding fruits later.
If you are adding honey, then add it once the oatmeal becomes lukewarm or cools down.
5 Stir it very well and heat the oatmeal on a low to medium flame and add a pinch of cardamom
6 The oatmeal will also thicken as it cooks. So cook for 5 to 6 minutes.
7 Add a handful of pumpkin seeds and chia seeds for some extra protein and healthy fats. You can also use roasted seeds mix for a crunchy taste or chopped dry fruits of your choice.
8. You can even add ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract. It is completely optional.
9. Serve oatmeal hot or warm or at room temperature. It will thicken more as it cools. If you are adding chopped fruits, then add it when the oatmeal becomes lukewarm or cooled down completely. You can use any fruit of your choice. I have used papaya.
Do you have a healthy, joyful relationship with food?
If your relationship with food and eating is anything less than healthy and joyful, it’s time to bring that change.
Talk to us in the comments below, I would love to hear from you.
Wishing you a happy week. May it be filled with finding JOY in eating.