A healthy lifestyle and good nutrition are truly about balance—balance food and activity; balance nutritious and not-so-nutritious food choices; and balance the nutrients in your meals and snacks. In Chapter 3, “Uncover the Natural Eater,” you learned about respecting your body’s signals of hunger and fullness.
In this chapter, you’ll learn about each of the nutrients your body requires and will be better able to sift through the nutrition advice you get from a variety of avenues—some credible, others not so. Continue reading »
This is a perfect time in the process to evaluate your overall relationship with food. Is it generally positive? Do you tend to eat in response to internal cues rather than environmental, social, and emotional cues? If you feel like you have a long way to
go, focus on making the transition to natural eating before you continue with the remaining chapters in this book. Even the most sound nutrition advice can become “diet-like” when applied inappropriately. Focus on healing your relationship with food before you tackle more specific nutrition information—you’ll be healthier, happier, and more confident because of it!
I carried those cards with me wherever I went—in the car, at work, in my purse. They were always there to remind me what to do if I was struggling.” As for finding time for her workouts, Gail decided to juggle her schedule a bit to move exercise to her lunch “hour.” Continue reading »
At 36, Gail was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and placed on medications, while her work environment and one particular supervisor were driving her back to destructive eating patterns. “It was a horrible situation, and I started eating to deal with my unhappiness. I probably gained 50 pounds that year.” Continue reading »