You Eat What You Are
Jennifer Adler M.S., C.N.
Step #2 Food is Neutral
Beyond the nutrients in food there are also the energetic components. What is our relationship to food and nourishment? As a nutritionist, I find this relationship to be incredibly intimate. We often place value on ourselves and others based on dietary choices and oftentimes this does not bode well for great self-esteem. We deem donuts as bad, while kale is good. As Marc David states in his book Nourishing Wisdom when we say to ourselves, “Don’t eat that food it is bad for you,” what we often hear is, “I am a bad person for eating that food.” This internal dialogue that we have about our food choices is often more harsh and demeaning than if it were directed at someone that we despised. Consuming “bad” food does not make us bad people nor does eating “good” food make us good people. Food is neither good nor bad, it is neutral. Often times our thoughts about the food and the stress response that is consequently created are more damaging than the food itself.
Stay tuned in future blogs for tips 3-4.