After several years as a Holistic Nutritionist and Herbalist I came two following conclusions why we lost our natural touch to food:
Lack of creativity in our lives
Most of us are born with a big imagination and creativity. Unfortunately once we embark throughout our current school system, most of us stop dreaming and creating and we become complete left-brain thinkers.
My husband is an artist and he told me that at times of his creativity he could spend a whole day in his studio without ever feeling hungry or thirsty. He told me that he was so emerged into his creativity that his whole body just glowed in excitement without ever showing the need for a bathroom or snack break.
What if we enrich our lives again with creativity? We could teach ourselves how to paint, draw, knit, stitch, write, sew, play an instrument, sing etc. The options are endless but high in value for our bodies. There is no need to become an expert in it as long as you enjoy the creative outlet. We humans are meant to be creative. If we get stuck in a job or life that does not let us explore our own creativity we succumb to a depression where food is the only creative outlet in our lives.
Too much nutritional information
For the past few years even if you had no interest in finding out what food is good for you or not, you won’t be able to escape the flood of information about nutrition.
Every single day you can find articles about the next best thing to eat to stay healthy, slim and energized.
But too much knowledge in the field of nutrition does not always mean better. In my practice most of my clients know already what they should and should not eat. But unfortunately my clients get so overwhelmed with all that access information online that they jump around from one diet to the next without realizing that there is only one reason we eat: “Our bodies can’t supply essential nutrients by itself; we need to provide those through our daily food”! Eat to live, not live to eat.
Take a break from your nutritional research, instead ask yourself if you ate something nutritional today, if not go into the kitchen and have an apple. J
Obsession about the way we look
We all know that most of us women are concerned about the way we look! Most of us live in a constant internal battle of wondering how to get those last few pounds off so we can rock the bathing suit just like HEIDI KLUM.
But wait, Heidi Klum has a person trainer, personal chef and a personal nutritionist. So in case you don’t have as much help, don’t obsess about it. Remember she made her fortune by wearing a diamond bra on a runway J
I have met so many different women in all kind of shapes and forms and one thing struck me the most, the prettier the women the less the saw their own beauty.
Wake up to your own beauty! Learn to love yourself from the inside out. Once you have a positive vibration and a personal love affair with your body, you will lose the last few pounds.
Throughout the whole article I just meant to say one thing stay kid-like, which means learn to be more carefree and worry free. Once you think lighter you will feel lighter.
Have a great summer your Herbalist