Food for Thought – Self-Care Day!

International Self-care Day


International Self-Care Day is an annual observance held on July 24th to raise awareness and highlight the importance of self-care practices in maintaining and improving overall health and well-being.

Self-care encompasses a broad range of activities and habits that individuals can engage in to take care of their physical, mental, and emotional health. Nutrition plays a crucial role in self-care, as what we eat directly impacts our health and energy levels. A well-balanced and nutritious diet provides essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that support bodily functions, boost the immune system, and promote overall health.

Mindful Eating

International Self-Care Day encourages individuals to practice mindful eating. This involves paying attention to what and how much you eat, savoring the taste and textures of food, and being aware of hunger and fullness cues. Mindful eating can help prevent overeating and foster a healthier relationship with food.

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Balanced Diet

A balanced diet is essential for self-care. It should include a variety of foods from all the major food groups, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. This variety ensures that your body receives all the necessary nutrients for optimal functioning.

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Practice Moderation

Embrace a philosophy of moderation rather than strict dietary rules. Enjoy occasional treats or special meals without guilt, and focus on the overall balance of your diet. Cultivating a positive relationship with food is an essential aspect of self-care.


Stress Reduction

Managing stress is crucial for maintaining overall health. Explore various stress-reducing techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, mindfulness practices, or spending time in nature. Reducing stress can have a significant impact on your eating habits and digestion.

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Self Care

Remember, self-care extends beyond just nutrition.

It involves taking care of your overall well-being, including your physical, mental, and emotional health. Prioritize self-care activities that bring you joy, reduce stress, and promote a balanced lifestyle.

– Krupa Patel, MPA, RD/LDN Registered Dietitian

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Check out our previous edition of Food for Thought!

French American Heritage Month is celebrated in July. This is a celebration of the cultural and historical ties between France and the United States. Learn more about the cuisines of both these cultures and their unique culinary experiences with our previous edition of Food for Thought!

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