Food Philosophy

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My Food Philosophy

*I believe in nourishing your body with real whole plant foods that support your unique body to improve your health and make you feel great!  I do not dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins.  We love to incorporate lots of fresh, organic fruits and veggies daily.  I love to cook and eat simple healthy meals using real whole plant based food ingredients that I feel good eating. I prefer to use ingredients that you can picture growing in nature and are easily readable. I love to support local farmers and shop at the farmers market whenever I can. I believe everyone can benefit from eating a mostly organic, whole foods based diet that include a rainbow of fruits and veggies daily, that limit processed food, fast food, soda, candy and the like. I do not believe in quick fixes via “magic” pills and powders.

I believe in bio-individuality. The concept of bio-individuality is that each person has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Each person is unique so it’s very important to listen to your body! Some of you may really benefit from limiting or excluding certain foods for a period of time-or even a lifetime (even if they are considered healthy). Some of you may not tolerate certain foods very well. If your body doesn’t feel good and your body is saying don’t eat that…then don’t! For example, for me eating too much Quinoa doesn’t make me feel good, so I honor my body. If you are constantly sick, depressed, suffer from skin issues, have low energy, and are battling with illness and disease you can begin by changing your lifestyle by incorporating fresh, real, whole, foods that are right for YOU! As Hippocrates once said “let your food be thy medicine.”

I believe in a healthy balance.   When I am at home I eat fresh organic/non gmo plant based foods that work for me and my family. I don’t tend to buy any sugar for the house, if I do it’s usually coconut sugar (for baking) or I use fruit for sweeteners. When I eat out at restaurants, parties, special occasions or I just want to indulge a little then I do! And I enjoy myself. My current favorite treats are coconut milk ice cream bars dipped in dark chocolate and sea salt and vinegar chips. lol

I believe Primary Food™ is just as important as the food we put in our mouths:  I take a holistic approach to health and wellness. 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, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. 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.

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