The last thing on an addict’s mind while they are in the depths of addiction is self-care. Once an individual is ready to seek help and checks into a center, they are, more often than not, malnourished. Not only have they not actively kept up with proper nutrition, but in many cases, their body has also been ravaged by the alcohol or drug, which impacts the body’s ability to absorb nutrition from food. When entering a recovery program, many issues must be addressed, including proper, healing nutrition.
Begin a regular and consistent eating program. Chances are, a normal routine of eating at least three times per day was not adhered to prior to treatment. Getting the body used to having healthful food regularly in it is will start helping the body get used to breaking down the food and absorbing nutrients. Trying to establish a routine of three meals per day, or interval eating at three to four hours each day, can help the system immensely get back into rhythm. This will allow the body to trigger natural physiological signals once again that will make it is easier to determine when our body is full and nourished or when it is hungry and ready for nutrition.
The Right Balance
Not only is eating important and getting back into a routine essential, but making sure the food you eat is wholesome and healthful is also crucial. Balancing your meals with the appropriate ratios of nutrients will help your body recover and heal. Your daily mealsshould consist of carbohydrates, a bit of fiber to keep your system working, and of course, very high-quality proteins.
Once your body is used to regular meals and is getting the adequate nutrients that you need to heal, it is going to tell you what it needs. It is important to listen to your body. When you are starting to feel full, slow down and maybe end your eating session so you don’t overeat. If you are very hungry, it has been too late for food for your body. Regular eating times will ensure that you get the food into your system before excess hunger kicks in, keeping you going like a well-oiled machine.
Process of Healing
The process of healing from addiction is all-encompassing. Every aspect of your life needs to be addressed and realigned in order to achieve the most healthful and full recovery possible. Your body and mind need to have the tools to work together and function properly so that you can continue to live a life of positivity and meaning. Finding a program that will give you all the resources you need to help you mend from the inside out is important.
Discovery Place is a treatment center in Tennessee that offers a full, well-rounded program for overall healing and wellness. Each level of restoration is addressed with almost unlimited resources to support you through the process. You can get better again with our from beginning to end through ourcare and long-term programs. Our soothing scenic country setting is a calm environment for your recovery. Contact us today at 1-800-725-0922 to learn more about how we can help you get better.