I strongly believe food is medicine and that nutrition should be not an afterthought, but rather the foundation of your healthy living.
In Nutrition, “Diet” is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism. However, the word “DIET” often implies the use of specific intake of nutrition for health or weight-management reasons (with the two often being related). Each culture and each person holds some food preferences or some food taboos. This may be due to personal tastes or ethical reasons. Individual dietary choices may be more or less healthy.
One aspect of eating is the nourishment we derive from the food we eat. This explores the intersection of nutrition and health. However, our food choices are driven by many components. This is why if we’re only looking at diet, we’re only seeing a piece of the puzzle.
There are many factors that lead us to choose certain foods, including, health, lifestyle, environment, physiology and psychology, society, culture, and cconomy, personal belief system, food relationship, and knowledge of food.
Nourishment happens at different levels, so when you’re thinking about food choices it's important to examine some of these areas.
My approach is to help you figure out "how not to Diet" - "how not to Deprive" - and "how to Eat"- as in the foods that you really enjoy. How to explore and incorporate so many many flavors and spices from around the world that can enhance your body’s fuel system and satisfy your physical and mental needs.
By adding healthier foods into your diet, you will gently crowd out the ones that no longer serve you. More fruits, vegetables, and water will naturally lead to less sugar and processed food, etc. Cravings play a critical role in understanding what your body needs and should not be ignored. By learning to deconstruct cravings we can learn to address them and find healthy ways to satisfy the craving.