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5 Steps To Balance Foodie Adventures And Mindful Living

Dawn McGee August 2023

Food For Your Soul: Dawn McGee

Indulging in exciting adventures and savoring delicious food is what summertime and the upcoming holiday season is all about for me.

However, for a lot of people, finding a balance between indulgence and wellness can be a challenge. 

“It’s all about balanced eating and mindful living.”

Let’s uncover the secrets to enjoying your food this summer and fall without compromising your health goals. It’s all about balanced eating and mindful living. After all, life is all about finding that perfect equilibrium where we can savor new culinary experiences while nurturing our well-being.

Secrets To Enjoying Your Food:

Here are some tips to help you make the most of your summertime without derailing your health:

1. Embrace The PFC3 Way:

The PFC3 lifestyle revolves around incorporating a balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates in every meal. Seek out leaner protein-rich options such as fresh seafood, lean meats, and legumes. Enjoy healthy fats from olive oil, nuts, and avocados. And don’t forget to relish the carbohydrates found in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. By following the PFC3 approach, you can enjoy the delicious flavors of many different cuisines while nourishing your body. 

2. Plan Ahead And Pack Smart:

Before embarking on your trip, make sure to pack some PFC3 snacks for the journey. Having your own snacks on hand will prevent you from succumbing to the temptations of unbalanced airport or convenience store food. Consider packing items like hard boiled eggs, protein bars, trail mix, or homemade protein bites. These snacks will keep you satisfied and your blood sugar stable throughout your travels.

“Hydration is crucial for maintaining overall health and well-being, especially during the summer months.”

3. Stay Hydrated:

Hydration is crucial for maintaining overall health and well-being, especially during the summer months. If you are traveling don’t forget to bring a refillable water bottle and keep it with you at all times. Additionally, consider carrying electrolytes to replenish essential minerals lost through sweat. This is particularly important in hot summer weather, ensuring optimal hydration and electrolyte balance. 

4. Prioritize Physical Activity:

Exploring a new destination often involves a lot of walking and sightseeing. Take advantage of this opportunity to stay active. Instead of solely relying on taxis or public transportation, choose walking tours or rent a bike to explore the cities you visit. This way, you can enjoy the local culture and creatively (and fun) maintain your fitness routine while also indulging in delicious food.

5. Practice Mindful Eating:

Mindful eating is about savoring each bite and being present in the moment. When dining, take the time to appreciate the flavors, textures, and aromas of the food. Slow down, engage your senses, and listen to your body’s hunger and satiety cues. It’s okay to indulge, but be mindful of how often you are indulging, be aware of what portion sizes truly serve you, and choose quality ingredients.

Pleasures Of Nourishment:

Remember, the PFC3 lifestyle is not about deprivation or strict rules. It’s about finding a sustainable balance that allows you to enjoy the pleasures of food while nourishing your body and recharging your soul.

By making these small, intentional shifts, you can enjoy your summer and fall adventures without compromising your health and well-being. Whether you’re traveling, enjoying a staycation, or having friends over, the PFC principles of balanced eating and mindful living can be applied. Allow yourself to indulge in the local delicacies, savor the flavors, and embrace the joy of your explorations – be the foodie you desire.

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Dawn McGee

About The Author:

Dawn McGee is a Nutrition Evangelist and Lazy Cook. She is super passionate about putting the fun back into being healthy and does that by teaching women how to eat to serve their body, brain, and soul so that they can get off the sidelines and back to doing all of the things that bring them joy. She works with women who are ready to make their health a priority and just need someone to help them get started and guide them through the process.

Dawn has been coaching clients in person, online, in groups, and in a 1:1 capacity for more than a dozen years. Prior to becoming a nutrition and fitness coach, she spent over 25 years in the high-tech industry, so she truly understands the life of busy professional women. 

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