My Philosophy for “Creating a Healthy Balance”:
Healthy eating is not about strict nutrition or restriction. Rather, it’s about experimenting a little, feeling great, and having more energy, stabilizing your mood, and keeping yourself as healthy as possible— all of which can be achieved by learning some nutrition basics and using them in a way that works for you. Start small and big things will happen. Daily exercise, home cooking, relationships, finances, social life, spirituality and your career also come into play in this balancing act of a healthier you. As you begin to make changes, you will quickly see the connection.
I am a knowledgeable adviser who will provide ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness. I will listen carefully and help you to navigate the world of contradictory nutrition advice to determine what changes are necessary for you.
Do you eat to live, or live to eat?
It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat that affects our health, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives.
Primary food is more than what is on your plate. Healthy relationships, regular physical activity, a fulfilling career and a spiritual practice can fill your soul and satisfy your hunger for life. When primary food is balanced and satiating, your life feeds you, making what you eat secondary. But what is primary food?
Remember when, as a child, you were playing outside, having fun? Suddenly, your mother announced dinner was ready, but you were not hungry at all. The passion of play took all your attention.
Sometimes we are fed not by food but by the energy in our lives. These moments and feelings demonstrate that everything is food.
Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these “primary foods” are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.
Cravings play a critical role in understanding what your body needs and shouldn’t be ignored. When you learn how to deconstruct your cravings and understand what they’re really telling you, you will be able to reclaim a sense of balance and harmony.
Many nutrition experts give their clients a list of foods to avoid and foods to eat, which explains why so many people are turned off by nutrition. My approach is different – by eating and drinking foods that are good for you, you will naturally have less room and desire for unhealthy foods. Simply put, you will “crowd out” the unhealthy food in your diet. This takes a little practice to make happen, but I will support you all the way.