Suppose I told you that choosing foods for their physical nutritional benefits, although important, is just the beginning. Call me crazy, but I'd like you to consider the idea that what you eat can affect you on a spiritual and emotional level. Have you ever experienced an afternoon slump and then felt re-energized from a fresh green juice? Have you ever had a long, stressful day but felt comforted by a hearty and warm vegetable stew? If so, you've had some direct experience with the energetic power of food.
As a health and life transformation coach, my clients are often concerned about food quality. I'm often asked questions like "Should I be eating organic?" or "Where do I get high-quality meat and dairy?" These are great questions but only part of the bigger equation. I guide clients to establishing their own definition of what is healthy for them—something that requires conscious, careful observation.
Once you begin to exercise your body awareness muscle, you'll connect the way you feel with the food you eat and begin to notice changes in your mental, emotional, and spiritual states.