The End of the Eating Season...

So Long, Farewell...

As the Easter holiday comes to a close, it is time to celebrate or mourn the end of the eating season. The weather is getting warmer, the birds are chirping and it is time for the animals and us humans to emerge from hibernation.  It is time to shed our winter coats and the extra pounds our bodies embraced in the colder months.  As we spend more time outdoors under the sun, our natural inclination for heavy, hot and filling meals declines. Thank God. Our bodies now crave lighter, cooling foods, like fruits, vegetables and of course the dreadfully irresistible ice cream.  


This is the time of year to embrace our bodies natural tendencies to want to lighten up --both physically and mentally.  Take advantage of the great outdoors -- soak up some of the sun's mood-enhancing vitamin-D. Go for a run, go for a bike ride, plant a vegetable garden.  Enjoy lighter foods like fresh pineapple, cantaloupe, mango and strawberries. Eat more salads.  Drink more water!  And yes, maybe, just maybe, an occasional bowl of ice-cream.  Now is the time when the body and mind actually work in our favor...


So let today be the day you eat your last jelly bean or chocolate bunny or Robin's Egg.  It's time to shape up, ship out and shed some layers...


What is one food that you will say farewell to this month?  What is one new food you cannot wait to enjoy in the warmer months?



1 comments:

Alyson @ Nourished Fitness said...

I have to admit, I'm not really sad about seeing anything go, because I've naturally stopped wanting it and all I seem to crave is fresh fruits and veggies. Just love light & fresh summer foods!

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