I love nutritional information.
I love science, scientific research and I love learning about the incredible nutrients that make up the foods we eat. It’s incredible. It’s magical. However, from my personal experience, it can only go so far.
Let me explain….
When you start to take in all the information of what the different foods are made up of, what’s best to eat with what, what you must avoid at all costs, how much of this, how much of that, how many calories you need, etc how to eat the “perfect” diet. It can oftentimes feel overwhelming and confusing, especially when there is a lot of contradiction, many different styles and ways of eating.
What I found was I couldn’t stick to this so called “perfect” diet . So I felt like a failure, I felt like there must be something wrong with me because I supposedly had all the right information I needed to be happy, healthy and have the perfect diet.
I was missing the bigger picture.
What Mind-Body Nutrition has taught me is that: WHAT we eat is just half the story of good nutrition. The other half is who we are as human beings, which is our emotional body, our social life, our stress or relaxation levels, the phase of life we’re in, our external circumstances,our mental health, our history, the self-talk story we have going on in our heads, etc.
When we merely see ourselves as just a bunch of chemicals or diminish food to just a bunch of calories, we dehumanise ourselves and strip away the magic, the sacred and juiciness of being a human being with an appetite!
I believe in education, in researching and in discerning what is true from what is not true, especially when it comes to what we’re eating.
Imagine taking all that information and….
1. Experimenting with your own personal circumstances what works and doesn’t work for you. With no judgement or criticism but with curiosity and kindness.
2. Taking the nuggets of wisdom you learn and applying them to your individual and beautifully unique needs.
The expert of you is YOU