At Seacliff, we take a holistic view of recovery. In other words, we don’t merely think it’s about freedom from addiction; we think it’s about a more robust, big-picture sense of your personal health, including mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional. As such, it encompasses many different components, including sound nutrition.
After all, we all know the old expression: you are what you eat. The food we put into our bodies forms the basis for our health, and for those in recovery, that’s especially important. Your nutrition will either provide you with the strength and energy you need to pursue freedom from addiction, or it will undermine your efforts. There is no middle ground. It is imperative to provide your body with the fuel it needs to navigate the rigors of recovery.
The question in, what should you be eating specifically? A varied diet, including all the main food groups, is key. Seeking fresh and healthy ingredients, while avoiding a lot of processed foods, is also recommended. Generally speaking, you should eat mostly from the outer aisles of the supermarket—fruits, vegetables, meat, etc.—as opposed to the boxed stuff in the middle aisles.
Specifically, we recommend the following:
- Lean proteins at every meal, vital for keeping the body strong.
- Fish, which offers nutrients you won’t find in other foods
- Healthy fats, like olives and avocados, to help you stay full
- Fruits and vegetables aplenty!
- Minimal stimulants; the more you can cut back on coffee and soda, the better
Eating well will help you on your road to recovery; it will improve your mood, your focus, and your energy level. Make nutrition a key aspect of your recovery journey; if you have further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask us!Contact us today to learn more about addiction recovery.