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Kim Shapira
September 2, 2023
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Back to Basics

I hope this newsletter finds you in good health and high spirits. Today, I want to give a little reminder of my six simple rules. The Kim Shapira Method can transform your life, ensuring you remain well and healthy for years to come. These rules are not just principles, but a recipe for a more fulfilling and vibrant existence.

Here are my Six Simple Rules:

1.   Eat When You Are Hungry: Take your normal portion, wait 15 minutes, and see if you need more. One of the keys to a healthier life is listening to your body's cues. Eating when you are genuinely hungry, and not out of habit or boredom, allows you to enjoy your food more and prevents overeating. It's about nourishing your body when it needs nourishment, and it can lead to a healthier relationship with food.

2.   Eat What You Love: Food is not just fuel; it's an experience. When you eat what you love, you savor every bite and derive more satisfaction from your meals. Embrace a balanced diet that includes your favorite foods in moderation, ensuring your health journey is enjoyable and sustainable.

3.   Eat Without Distraction: In our fast-paced world, it's easy to forget the simple pleasure of a meal. Eating without distractions, such as your smartphone or TV, allows you to fully engage with your food. You'll notice the flavors, textures, and smells more, promoting mindful eating and better digestion.

4.   Walk 10,000 Steps a Day: Physical activity doesn't have to be strenuous to make a significant impact on your health. Moving your body 10,000 steps a day is a fairly achievable goal for most people. And it provides numerous benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, increased energy levels, and enhanced mood. Plus, it's a fantastic way to listen to your favorite podcast and clear your mind.

5.   Drink 8 Cups of Water Daily: Hydration is key to overall well-being. Water is vital for bodily functions, from digestion to temperature regulation. Drinking eight cups of water daily helps maintain healthy skin, aids in weight management, and keeps you feeling energized throughout the day.

6.   Sleep for 7 Hours: A good night's sleep is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. Aim for 7 hours of quality sleep each night. Adequate sleep boosts cognitive function, supports emotional well-being, and aids in physical recovery. It's the time when your body and mind recharge, preparing you for the challenges of a new day.

By following these six simple rules, you can craft a healthier, happier life. They are not about restriction or extreme measures but about making conscious choices that align with your well-being. Embrace them with an open heart and a willingness to take small steps toward a healthier you.

Remember, these rules are not a rigid set of guidelines but a flexible framework for you to adapt to your own preferences and lifestyle. By making these principles a part of your daily routine, you'll find that the journey to better health becomes a delightful adventure.

I wish you all the best on this path towards a healthier, happier life. Please know that I'm here to support and encourage you along the way.



Kim Shapira

Kim Shapira

dietitian and nutrition therapist.

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