As a health coach, I work with my clients to not just improve the food that they put on their plate. We focus initially on their Primary Foods, which is made up of these four areas: Relationship, Career, Exercise and Spiritual Practice. The physical food on your plate is actually your Secondary Food. When your primary foods are in balance, the physical food you put on your plate (your Secondary Food) will also be in balance. Together improving the Primary and Secondary Foods in your life will lead to total mind, body and soul wellness.
Relationships: Think back to a time in your life when you were newly in love. You probably felt energized, vibrant and beyond happy. I bet when you where in the beginning of this relationship, you lost track of time and didn’t focus on what was going to be on your plate at your next meal. I also imagine that you didn’t come home after an amazing date and plop down on the couch with a pint of ice cream. When you can surround yourself with relationships that lift you up and bring joy to your life, you will be more likely to make healthier food choices.