Feeding Ourselves in the Year of the Dragon Day 5



It's our year to succeed and we're off to a great start! It's the final day of our Feeding Ourselves in the Year of the Dragon series.

This week, we have introduced 4 essential questions that we can ask ourselves BEFORE we eat, to insure that the choices we make support us and our goals in the Year of the Dragon.

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've been 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've also explained my role as a certified holistic health coach and the many ways that I support my clients in making these empowering choices.

Tuesday, we asked question #1. Am I hungry? Wednesday we asked question #2. What will this food do for me? Yesterday we asked ourselves question #3. How much can I eat?

Today we'll focus on asking ourselves question #4. What else will feed me?


4. What else will feed me?

It feels incredibly empowering when we learn how to recognize when we have choices. Whether deciding between the healthier food options or simply choosing something else to fill the emptiness we are feeling - the first step is realizing that we have a choice!

We can't always choose the healthier alternative and sometimes we don't want to. Recognizing that we do have a choice when our cravings strike and that we are choosing whether we eat the slice of chocolate cake, an apple or call our friend for some affirming support. Everyone has weak moments. EVERYONE. Even health coaches (yup, that's right!).

Let's take this moment to recognize the primary foods in our lives that might also fulfill this need within us and feed us - physically, emotionally, or spiritually. Understanding the role of primary foods in our daily life is just one of the topics I discuss in my 6 month program and one more way that I support you in reaching your goals.

Allowing ourselves to be human, accepting that we all make choices, some of which serve us and our goals and some of which simply serve us in that very moment.

What will this choice do for me? What else could I choose? Can I feel great about this choice?


Today, each time BEFORE we take a bite, let's ask ourselves, Am I hungry?What will this food do for me?How much can I eat? 4. What else will feed me?

I'm looking forward to hearing about how your choices are empowering you to succeed in the Year of the Dragon! Remember I am always here to support you to reach your goals.

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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