If you want to look and feel good in your skin—and why wouldn’t you?—you need to pay attention to what you eat. You know that food is fuel for your body. But you may overlook that it’s also information. What that means is that what you eat has the power to change the expression of your DNA. In other words, you’re telling your body a story with your food that it then turns into reality. This narrative helps shape everything you become.
Focusing on the Nourish Facet can transform your life. Eating real, nutrient-dense food is easily one of the most effective ways to optimize your body shape, enjoy consistent energy, and age wonderfully. You know this.
But what if—despite this knowledge—you simply can’t stomach kale?
Or maybe it’s not kale. It could be shiitake mushrooms or blueberries or sweet potatoes. It’s any food that’s touted as being “super” and is filled with vitamins, minerals, and other magical phytonutrients, yet you just don’t like the taste, texture, or both. (Many of us feel this way about one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet: liver.)
I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: There are no superfoods.
If you don’t like kale, I’m sure there’s another leafy green you actually do like (that’s chard in the picture, by the way). Blueberries aren’t the only foods that are high in polyphenols—you can indulge in other brightly colored produce and relax. If sweet potatoes are too orange-tasting for you (yes, people have told me this), there are other colors you might prefer, or you can enjoy another root vegetable. Why have rutabagas fallen out of favor? Let’s bring back rutabagas!
Because here’s the thing: Pleasure is a big part of nourishing yourself.
Wellness is a huge industry. You have more access to information about your health now than you ever did in the past. This seems like good news, but the fact is, it’s also incredibly overwhelming.
What this means is that there is help for you if you need it, but how do you know where to find it? Or who to trust? How do you manage the conflicting advice–of which you’ll discover plenty? And how in the name of all that is wonderful will you find the time to read through it all?
Researching health and wellness is practically a full-time job. I know. I’m a health coach and besides working with clients, I spend many hours every week reading studies, papers, books, and articles. Why do I do this? So you don’t have to…