“I started experimenting out in my kitchen with tumeric and making tonics. I started to notice that my inflammation was going down and that I was feeling better in my body… It wasn’t long before I was getting my customers and staff who were getting off anti-inflammatory medicine, losing weight, feeling better”
Amber adds that the Source Café was born out of her desire to heal herself, as well as how she also wanted to help heal other people through the healing properties of food.
“It was because of my desperation to feel better and I knew it was time for me to take control of my health by fueling my body with the right foods and I also knew that I wanted to start to create a healthy relationship with food because I had never had that.”
Eat better, live healthier
So if Amber can reevaluate her relationship with food and even create a business from it, why can’t the rest of the world? Well, the reality is that transitioning to healthy eating can be a daunting experience for many, and that’s why some would rather give up than make the effort.
However, switching to healthier eating is easy, and it doesn’t need to be an overwhelming experience. So, how do I start?
“What I tell people first is that they have to go through their cupboards and get rid of all the stuff that’s making them feel like crap.” explains Amber, “Get rid of all that junk.”
Once you’ve cleaned out your cupboard, Amber wants you to put your chef hat on,
“Start finding the willingness to meal prep a couple of days a week, and start to cook and create your own food and find chefs like myself or someone else that you can follow easy recipes.”
Amber suggests that you maybe start off with cooking dinner twice a week and that you also start with making snacks for your family. It’s also best that you don’t eat out five nights a week, and cut it down to twice a week.
“ I think that there’s a stigma around healthy food, how it’s boring and bland, and you’re going to feel deprived… First, food is my life. I love food, I never want to feel deprived.”
“Healthy food can be beautiful, delicious, and sexy. when we’re nourishing and fueling our bodies with the right food we can feel so alive and confident and amazing in our body.”
Amber says that first, you have to find the willingness to make that change If you’re worried about the cost of eating healthily, Amber suggests that you support local farmer markets.