If there’s one time of day that sabotages a solid effort toward clean eating (and smooth skin) for me, it’s that window between lunch and dinner. Whether it’s coffee drinks or cupcakes, indulging these cravings can leave you with a cascade of ill effects from head to toe. Our faces can read like road maps of poor food choices. As if you didn’t already feel shame in the moment. Who needs that reminder two and three days later?
But what if, instead of mindlessly popping little sugar bombs (or salty ones – to each his own), we pause for a moment and try decoding those cravings? What are our bodies really telling us? I’ll give you a clue – you can stop beating yourself up for lack of willpower. Our bodies just want nutrients. We can’t help that our brains mistakenly think those nutrients lie in a cracker or a pint of beer.
Now that we’ve cleared that up, can I give you some advice? Make this the summer you become a Nutritarian. Really focus on fueling your body – and your beauty – with a rainbow of real food.
Are you in? Then check out these 6 must-have solutions for brightening your skin and dialing up that radiance through Labor Day and beyond!
1. Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Omega 3’s have been shown to squelch out inflammation. If you are struggling with acne, eczema, or rosacea think pastured eggs, grass-fed beef and walnuts. But don’t buy just any eggs; the results from this Mother Earth News egg testing project have shown just how inferior conventional grocery store eggs are compared to those from pasture-raised, happy hens. It’s time to recognize your local farm as one of your skin’s biggest allies.