No one ever thinks they are going to divorce the love of their life, right? But it does happen, and maybe today you are reading this because you too are going through a break-up which will lead to a divorce.
It can be a difficult time, an emotional time
During this time, you may not be thinking clearly, not looking after yourself the right way. I know, I was there. Many years ago my then husband and I had a mini break-up and I didn’t cope too well. I drank more alcohol than I should of and ate anything and everything I knew was not good for me, even though at the time it seemed to be the right thing to do. It was my comfort, I had no self-worth, no self-love for myself. I gained weight, was constantly depressed and upset and was afraid to deal with the outside world.
I felt so alone and wanted to run away. So what better way than to grab the bottle of wine and the pies, chocolates, the chips anything that was filled with chemicals, sugar and more sugar. Only to feel terrible everyday, and some days I didn’t even want to get out of bed. While consuming food that was only feeding on my sadness and not nourishing me was actually hurting me even more. I wasn’t able to think clearly, I disrespected myself and didn’t like who I was becoming. My skin looked terrible, my hair was dull and thinning, I had no idea what I was doing to myself.
I was dying on the inside
This lasted for a few months, until we decided to give our marriage another go.
Fast forward many years later, and my marriage ended for good this time. I swore to myself I would not go down that road again of not nourishing myself and looking after myself. I used what I learned from my training as a health coach and what I had been doing the past few years, eating well, exercising and meditating.
I chose to respect myself this time and what a difference it made
I had more energy this time. I was able to think clearly and ensure I was making the right choices. I kept up with my fitness as I had the energy to jump out of bed each day. Yes I was sad, but this time round, I nourished my body with food that would energise me. My skin looked fabulous and I wanted to be happy and move forward with confidence, I wasn’t dying inside, I was alive!
I made sure I had a green smoothie a day, sometimes three a day!
I was consuming the magic green liquid a few times a week, but wanted to nourish my body in a simple yet nutritional way, everyday!
When you are going through major changes such as a divorce there are a lot of emotions to deal with, there is also so much to sort out, your property settlement, new living arrangements, custody agreements which can lead to caring for your children solely, working and finding out who you are and what the future holds. By allowing myself to become organised and make smoothies daily, I had more time to focus on the important things that needed to be done. Yes nutrition is important too, however when you are going through a break-up it really is the last thing you want to be thinking about. By making smoothies each day, it allowed me to nourish my body with all the good stuff like natural vitamins and minerals without all the hassle.
Some benefits consuming a green smoothie a day are:
Tips when making a green smoothie:
1 frozen banana, chopped in small chunks
1 small green apple cored and chopped
1 cup of frozen mango
2 cups of liquid (such as filtered water, coconut water or almond milk)
1 TBS of seeds (such as hemp, flax or chia)
If you have parsley add a small snippet of fresh parsley
Blend and enjoy
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* Alkaloid build-up is from consuming too many of the one type of green leafy vegetable and can harm your thyroid. Some symptoms of alkaloid buildup are nausea, tingling in finger tips and fatigue. The thing you need to remember is that you would need to be consuming a ridiculous amount of the same greens everyday. I recommend rotating anyway to give your body a chance to consume the benefits of all greens.
Before changing your diet, please consult your doctor.