Written by Tera on December 29, 2011 – -
- by Tera Warner When I use the word “diet” here, I’m not using it in the sense that so many of us have come to know, impling some sort of short term calorie restriction in an effort to drop unwanted pounds and fit into that little black dress. I’m referring to your typical dietary regime, and the foods you tend to feed your body and mind on a daily, weekly, monthly, and even annual basis. In other words, what food choices do you make? What do you eat? Is there a pattern to the types and amounts of foods you eat? Knowing what I know about most people who read this blog, and knowing what I know about myself, I almost hesitate to bring up this area when it comes to setting goals and intentions for 2012. As we cover extensively in the Body Enlightenment program, putting too much attention on food isn’t a recipe for healthy living. So many of us have become food obsessed that we feel tremendous guilt when we eat something we “shouldn’t” and we spend hours being concerned about what we “should” eat. Some of my favorite food interviews during the WISH Summit this year were with Donna Gates, Dr. Joel Fuhrman and Colin Campbell. Everyone is in a different place on this topic. Some of us have been on intravenous green juice for years, and others sit around, watch the pretty posts about adding more chlorophyll to our lives, admire the tasty looking recipes, but haven’t yet managed to pull out the blender and start whipping up the chlorophyll in high doses. It’s easy to fall into the trap of comparing ourselves with other people, but the most important thing is simply to acknowledge YOUR path, your process, your comfort boundaries and to address diet changes on a comfortable gradient. When you try to avoid eating certain foods and have a very restrictive diet, then you create compulsions toward those very things. Aversion creates compulsion. What you try to avoid, you will stick yourself to even more. So what’s the next step for you? What clear intentions can you set for 2012 with respect to your food and diet? Love and lettuce, Tera p.s. One of the best ways to find out how food really affects you, is to eliminate the variables and bring your diet back to the basics for a little while. If you’ve not yet had the chance to try our 21-Day Green Smoothie Detox, then consider joining us on the 2nd of January when we dive in and do a New Year’s Resolution version of this program! You can read all about it here!
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