I refer to the whole food approach to eating as the NAG diet. Natural. Alive. Good quality. It’s a diet that isn’t really a diet at all. It’s a way of living, a way of providing the body with necessary nutrients it needs to function at its highest level.
I began eating this way about two years ago and since then I have uncovered which foods my body is sensitive to (to then be able to make adjustments accordingly). I've also maintained my ideal weight and experienced a significant increase of energy on a regular basis. Goodbye, afternoon lulls!
Whole, fresh, unprocessed foods encourage conscious and intuitive eating which, I’ve found, will naturally trickle into other aspects of life, creating an overall sense of consciousness.
This consciousness sparked a feeling in me in which I couldn't ignore. Without the initiation of conscious and intuitive eating, I wouldn't have actively sought out ways to feel more fulfilled, more satiated, in my life as a whole. I had a taste and I wanted more.
Since tapping into awareness, I've experienced major shifts and significant breakthroughs and I can wholeheartedly say that my experiences with my friendships, family, relationship to nature and food, as well as my spiritual and soulful practice are truly more rich.
There are three important factors to take into consideration when adopting the NAG diet, or any new dietary approach for that matter.