Feeding Ourselves in the Year of the Dragon Day 3


Welcome to Day 3 of Feeding Ourselves in the Year of the Dragon.

This week, we introduced 4 essential questions that we can ask ourselves BEFORE we eat.

Whether our goal for the Year of the Dragon in 2012 is to drop unwanted pounds, boost our energy, defy our age or simply eat healthier, it's in our best interest to pause before we take that first bite.

That's right! {Insert PAUSE.}

Take advantage of that moment. The moment AFTER we have decided to eat something and BEFORE we actually eat it.

In that space between decision and action we have the opportunity to make a CHOICE.

Each day this week we'll be diving into the details for each of these crucial questions: 1. Am I hungry?2. What will this food do for me?, 3. How much can I eat? and 4. What else will feed me?

I'll also explain how, as a certified holistic health coach, I support my clients in making these choices.

Yesterday, we asked question #1. Am I hungry? 

Today we'll focus on asking ourselves question #2. What will this food do for me?


2. What will this food do for me?

Food sustains us, helps us to grow and thrive. The foods we choose to eat should provide our bodies with what we need.

Each food we eat plays a role in this daily equation providing our body with the vitamins and nutrients we need to survive and thrive.

Each one of us will have their own unique, individual needs. Uncovering our own uniquely individual nutritional needs (known as the concept of bio-individuality) is an essential part of the work I do with my coaching clients and the overarching philosophy of Integrative Nutrition.

Let's ask ourselves, what is this food giving back to ME? What purpose does this food play within my day?

Today, each time BEFORE we take a bite, let's ask ourselves, Am I hungry?What will this food do for me?

I'm looking forward to seeing you back here tomorrow to talk about Feeding Ourselves in the Year of the Dragon! This is truly the year of achieving our goals, choosing our dreams and creating the life we've always wanted for ourselves.

Be well,

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