You Eat What You Are
Jennifer Adler M.S., C.N.
Step # 4 Culinary snapshot
The way we eat is often an accurate indicator of how we are living our lives, reflecting what we value. It is the cadence in which we move through life. This has been eye opening for many of my more rigid clients who realized that it wasn’t just their diet that was strict and controlled. Those adjectives had seeped into other areas of their lives as well. One helpful question each of us can ask ourselves when choosing food is: what is our intention behind the nutrition that we select? Are we eating healthy foods out of a fear of disease, fat or guilt, rather than a love of life?
The food we choose to eat is often a reflection of our life at that time and the way we see ourselves. Paying attention to our food choices (and what motivates them) has the opportunity to provide valuable insight and possibly facilitate change. Our food selections and the way we see ourselves is not a static state. The food we eat will naturally change as we change. Thus, as our food selections change so will our lives, but the intention behind our choices is vital.