You Eat What You Are

We all realize by now that the foods we eat are digested, metabolized, and become the building blocks of our bodies and energy. But before that happens, you must first choose the foods that will eventually become your body.

For most of us, our daily food choices are generally a mixed bag of what we want to eat, what we believe we should eat, and what’s available. For better or worse, we have an enormous range of options when it comes to diet. Our grocery stores, restaurants and markets are abundant year round. On top of that, we live in a time and place when nutrition information is prolific and conflicting. There are experts claiming health by eating paleo, vegan and everything in between. For every nutritional study there seems to be an equal and opposite study. When it comes to diet, we’re inundated with options.

So what is it that you choose to eat? And how did you come to make that choice?

I’m going to suggest something radical here. Something that will flip nutritional science on its head. I’m going to say that the food you choose to eat says as much or more about who you are than what you know. In other words, you eat what you are.

Who and how you are, your habits, your personal power, your levels of joy, stress and pain, your lifestyle, your preferences, your circumstances, the quality of your relationships, your thoughts; all of these things will influence what you choose to eat and how well you are able to digest, metabolize and assimilate that food on any given day.  Even if you were to choose the highest quality, healthiest food on the planet, if you were stressed and depressed your body would not be able to digest and assimilate that food effectively. And even if it could, would you be a healthy person?

For decades the health industry has advanced the field of nutrition and diet by studying food. We, as a collective, now know a whole lot about calories, carbs, vitamins and fats but that knowledge has seemingly failed to save us. Our country has collectively become more sick, tired and overweight.  We continually point the finger back at the individual with the assumption that diet and will power are the royal road to weight loss. But if years of dieting and will power aren’t working for you, then I’m here to say, it’s not working for you. It’s time to try another road. It’s time to try the path of pleasure, peace and ease with your food and body.

Intuitive Nutrition is an approach to diet that shifts the focus away from the food and on to the eater. It looks at you, a beautifully complex and unique individual, to determine what you need to feel vital and healthy. This approach incorporates your whole being, from mindset and physiology to lifestyle and preferences. And it requires you to choose positivity, relaxation, pleasure and love as a starting point, because you will never successfully shame, blame, stress, constrict or deprive your body into radiant, vibrant health.

Imagine confidently choosing your food each day from a place of knowing your own body, mind and soul.  Imagine trusting your inner wisdom to tell you what you need and how to nourish yourself. Imagine consistently choosing those things because you deeply love and care for yourself. This is the path of Intuitive Nutrition, and I invite you to join me on it.