We all want to be healthy and eat healthy foods, but with our hectic work schedules and lifestyles, sometimes it’s not easy. According to Kitchen Stories and a 2019 survey, 30.52% of American citizens dine out several times a month with 45% of diners going out to eat several times a week.
Doesn’t anyone eat at home anymore?
We know we have a choice in where we go to dinner and what we order. It takes effort and willpower to eat healthy far from home.
Many restaurants in our area offer delicious meals and a healthy menu for us to choose from. I spoke to the owner of a new restaurant in Windsor, William Oliver’s public house, Ryan “Rico” Wallace.
My husband and I had dinner there a week or so ago. I felt like an authority. I didn’t notice a salad on the menu so I ordered mac and cheese.
I must say it was great!
I asked Rico about the restaurant’s healthy options, and he said, “In general, our menu is relatively healthy. We serve a caprese salad or a jackfruit sandwich (which I totally missed), and provide information for our guests to help select gluten-free, keto, vegetarian, and vegan options, and dairy-free.”
Did I really look at the list? William O was at full capacity that night. People were smiling, talking and enjoying adult drinks. For me it felt as if we were in a big city.
Rico and I both agree that William O’s is an excellent social meeting place for the community and as a neighborhood pub it is its lifeblood. Next time I’ll order the Caprese salad because it’s one of my favorites…with a side of Mac and Cheese! Thank you Rico!
Statistics from the National Center for Health show that obesity rates have doubled in adults and children since the 1970s. Obesity is widespread and remains a major problem in the United States
The mind-body-spirit approach to losing weight is a good one. This holistic approach is to nurture and nurture your entire being.
Let’s start with the mind. The first step is to commit to losing weight. Change is never easy, so you may need to adjust your lifestyle as part of your weight loss commitment.
Define your goal in positive rather than negative terms. Explore visualization techniques, see yourself lighter in your magic mirror, and use guided imagery.
In working with the body we want to make good food choices and eat until full. Food is an extension of self-love.
Regular exercise helps your mind communicate with your body. Always consult with your primary care physician before beginning a weight management or weight loss program to ensure that you are healthy and ready to begin the process.
In the spiritual realm there is prayer and communication with your higher source or power. The inner voice has been recognized throughout history in psychology and religion.
Statistics from the National Center for Health show that obesity rates have doubled in adults and children since the 1970s. While recent estimates indicate that overall rates of obesity have leveled off, obesity is widespread and remains a major health problem in the United States.
For most of us, losing weight is impossible unless we integrate mind and body into the process. When dealing with issues of weight obsession, self and body image, eating patterns, psychological issues and stress, it is important for patients to be willing to take the first step to losing weight. When you’re ready, you’ll find many therapists, trainers, and coaches ready to help you.
– Sandi Y. Squicquero M.Ed, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor operating out of the Center for Hypnosis and Medical Counseling at 1180 Main St., Suite 5B in Windsor. She has over 30 years of experience as a counselor and is board certified in medical hypnosis.