Diet No More with a Good Food Connection
Being fit and healthy is important to many of us as women. There are many programs on the market that promote weight loss, including pills, surgeries, eating plans, etc. Well, today we are going to throw the word diet out the window!
Learn why we are insisting that we diet no more and turn to more sustainable options. Our expert contributor and conscious food expert, Randy Rabney, shares his story with us about how discovering his own personal food connection changed his entire life.
Make the Connection
Make the connection between what you eat and how it makes you feel.
Making the connection between what you eat and how it makes you feel can be the key to never dieting again. Once you recognize this and begin to learn which foods work for you and which foods don’t work for you, it becomes easy to make healthy choices on a regular basis.
This was the key for me. I now view food as a source of pleasure and nourishment. I want to feel well so it’s easy to choose wholesome food, make delicious meals from the best ingredients and avoid things without feeling deprived. I haven’t dieted for over 12 years and I maintain a healthy weight.
I grew up in NY with all the great food it has to offer and I also lived in a household that always had calorie counters in it. By the time I went to college, I would do a mental calculation of the calories that I had eaten. Years later, I started to follow a very low fat diet and then I got sick. This was about 15 years ago. I was practicing law at the time and thought that I had the flu. After about 3 weeks of not being able to work, I called my doctor and asked if she thought I could have mono.
Luckily for me, she suggested dietary changes as the first attempt to get me well. After about 3 days of detoxing and feeling terrible, I began to feel clean and clear. With every day I got clearer and clearer. For the first time in my life, I recognized the relationship between what I ate and how it made me feel. Once I was well, I closed my law practice and went back to school at the Chef Training Program of the Natural Gourmet Institute For Health and Culinary Arts. It was there that I began to learn about food as nourishment.
About 2 years later, I went back to school at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition to learn more about dietary theory and how it impacts our health. I currently have a business called The Conscious Plate where I share what I know with others so that they can have the same kind of freedom that I have with food.
You can start today by eliminating one food choice from your diet that makes you feel lethargic or guilty and replace it with something that feels good to eat! So, what did you choose?