What Are You Eating Today?
Do you think much about what you are eating?
I’m sure you do. You probably think about it all the time. Maybe you ask yourself some of these questions.
“Should I really be eating this?”
“Is this the right food for me?”
“Is this a morning food, or is it too much?”
“Is it too late for me to be eating something?”
“Should I eat meat again today?”
“Should I eat wheat EVER?”
Some people stop and think about what they are eating and then they get frustrated because nothing seems to change the way they feel. No diet seems to work. So they just eat what makes them feel good NOW. They deserve it, don’t they? At this point they usually eat or drink something involving sugar or maybe some salt or other artificial flavouring or sweetener. Shortly after that they feel more lethargic than before. Then they reach for some kind of stimulant like coffee, sugar, or something else they guess is probably not the best for them either. It can feel like a bit of a trap because it kind of is one.
So what is going on here? Why don’t these products makes us feel good for longer than the time it takes them to go from our mouths to our stomachs? And why do we feel so poor for so long afterward? Why do we gain weight and lose energy when we are consuming things that seem like they should be helping us? Sugar-free drinks. Low-fat foods. Low carbs. The answer lies in the ingredient list of the ‘food’ you have chosen. Put simply, if the item has an ingredient list, then it’s really not a food. And if it’s not a food then it cannot nourish you. If you eat something that provides no nourisment you will become malnourished. If you are malnourished you will become sick and tired. When you become sick and tired you reach for more products that are advertised as helping you feel better. But the problem is not that you are sick. The problem is that the things you ate in the first place were not food.
The key when asking yourself about whether you should eat a particular food or food item is to examine it closely. Is it actually a food? Does it exist on the earth in the form you are consuming it or has it been mixed up with colour, flavour and other substances to make it look and taste exactly like you want it to so that you temporarily feel better about yourself? Think again of the ingredient list. Is the food in a box? Then it’s a product, not food. This seems almost insulting to write, but an apple has no ingredient list. Neither does a bunch of parsley or cilantro. Meat should not list additional ingredients on its label unless they are things you can recognize – perhaps lamb might have the herb rosemary tied around it. Rosemary grows on the earth and is also a food. If you see ingredients on a label that you don’t understand then you know you are consuming things you don’t understand.
The key element of nutritional consultation is to become familiar not just with the difference between food and food products but with the way that your body uses the foods that you eat. There also is the very important fact that everyone is different. We all have lived different lives and eaten different ways to the present day. If you are wondering what you should be eating then this is where I can help as a nutritional practitioner. I will explain to you, in terms you can understand, the things you might consider doing to guarantee that the food you eat builds your tissues, not your fat cells and gives you energy rather than making you tired.
Seasons are changing and that means your body now wants to have foods that build up and repair the tissues that you used up and wore down during the summer months. Eating these foods will leave you satisfied after your meals without making you feel tired. Eating the wrong foods will lead to the same old New Year’s resolution as the previous years.
Isn’t it time to contact me to discuss your personal nutritional needs? More and more of my clients are meeting with me via Skype – even those in my city. Stop and consider how much money you spend on food products in a week or even a month and then drop me a line to make an appointment. Coffee. Sweets. Alcohol. Prepared foods. Restaurant items. Things with MSG. You are probably spending more money in a week making yourself feel frustrated than you will spend on an initial nutritional consultation which offers specific knowledge about yourself that will benefit the way you feel for the rest of your life.
Contact me to learn how take control of this situation before you decide you are resigned to feeling nothing but malaise.
The price for an initial nutrient assessment, dietary assessment and one hour consultation is $99.99, but for the remainder of the fall of 2013 I will give all of this to you for free if you book five 30-minute consultations for $249.99. This total of six consultations can take you well into the new year so you maintain momentum over the holidays and do not lose confidence in your ability to be as healthy as you want.
Does this information seem like the kind you would like to have for yourself? If so then look to the top of this page for my contact info. I’m looking forward to discussing it with you.