Have you ever heard the saying “You are what you eat”?
What about this one – “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”?
Anyone turned into a chocolate bar recently, or switched to a predominantly fruit-based diet? I didn’t think so.
So why is it that people say these things and they are passed on from generation to generation, but they really don’t appear to be true?
That’s because people are focusing on secondary food, which instead of primary food.
Secondary food is what we feed ourselves nutritionally through our diet – fruits, veggies, carbs, and yes, even sweets. It’s what’s on our plate.
Primary food is what we feed ourselves off the plate. These are things like our relationships, our career, physical activity, and spirituality. These things are just as important and can fill us up or, when ignored), can leave us feeling empty inside.
My role as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach* is to help others identify what areas of primary food may be lacking so that we can fill the hunger lurking deep within. Along the way, secondary food may come into play, where we’ll discuss ways to liven up your actual plate of food to better suit your lifestyle needs.
So what are you waiting for?
* The role of a Health Coach is not to diagnose, treat or cure any disease, condition or other physical or mental ailment of the human body. Any information provided should not be seen as medical or nursing advice and is not meant to take the place of seeing licensed health professionals.