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How to Implement a Healthy Diet in Sobriety

Written by Valiant Living Recovery on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Now that you have stopped using drugs and alcohol and have started down the wonderful journey of sobriety, you may be ready to take a look at changing your diet as well. Since being sober, you may have found yourself eating fast foods with high carbohydrates and sugar. You are not alone in this scenario. Many people who get sober either crave these foods or do not really know what type of foods they should be eating to help their body to get even healthier.

One of the factors caused by addiction is malnutrition because food and drinking water which are imperative for health becomes second to whatever the addiction is. Regardless of the addiction whether it be substance abuse, gambling, gaming, or even a food addiction, taking care of the body is no longer a priority. Getting rid of the obsession to do whatever they think will make them feel good at that moment in their addiction becomes their main objective.

Getting sober shows an initiative that you are trying better your life. Although eating junk food and fast food seems like the easier, softer way, you will feel better all the way around if you are eating healthy. Your body is a complex organism that is made up of organs, tissues, and cells that need your help to maintain a healthy functionality. After all, your body is your temple and you should treat it as so. What you are putting into your body makes a difference because food affects your brain, your mood, and your physical health. 

If you are young, you may think you have time to change. The truth is you have only one life to live and food is a way to heal the damage of your past addiction through basing your consumption on healthy choices. Fruits and vegetables are good for intaking nutrients, vitamins, and fiber. Healthy fats and whole grains are also healthy options to consider helping to lower cholesterol levels and improve your overall health. Lean protein is also a great choice to strengthen the body and mind along with providing the body more energy.

Establishing a routine around your diet is an essential piece to gaining your health back. Cessation from drugs and alcohol is not always easy to do but adding another invigorating measure into the mix, like a healthy diet, can make all the difference in the world in the longevity of your sobriety, and for your life span.

Offering a full range of recovery and mental health services, Valiant Living offers “Expanded Recovery” to enrich our clients’ lives in mind, body, and spirit. Through evidence-based therapy options and the endless adventure of Colorado, Valiant fosters connection, encouraging clients to get connected to themselves, their peers, their families, and their higher power. With the power of recovery, clients are restored to full health and experience life-changing healing. Call us today for more information: 303-536-5463