It's not all about the food. Yes,what we eat definitely matters - a LOT. However, there's more to the story. What I've learned is there are foods that nourish our body (called secondary foods) and there are foods that nourish the soul (primary foods. All the parts of our lives (work, relationships, family, spirituality, fitness, nutrition, etc) impact our wellness. Check this out 1 minute video ...
I had a wonderful client who was certain that her eating habits were contributing to her weight gain - and they did. However, as we continued to explore all her areas of wellness through an in-depth wellness evaluation that I administered, she discovered that one of her biggest imbalances was about finances - balancing her accounts, budgeting.
Here discovery was three-fold:
She decided it was time to get rid of the pink elephant. Setting a goal for herself to become more financially savvy she started working with a financial consultant and eventually repaired relationship with finances.
This was an empowering, wellness-enhancing event for her. She no longer stress eats over money, has learned how to budget, and, I am happy to report, has adopted a healthy eating style, lost the weight, and by addressing the issue head-on, she has acquired more strengths and success that will help her through future life challenges.
Sometimes we know what our imbalances are but choose to ignore them or perhaps overcompensating in another area of our life (which creates more imbalance). Often times we aren't fully aware of our imbalances and just think that life is meant to be hectic, stressful, and crazy. It's not. Knowing - and addressing - your more challenging areas can decrease stress, help you focus on what matters, set appropriate goals, lose weight, feel great, balance wellness.
Take this free Wellness Assessment - perhaps you'll discover something that's been holding you back from achieving balanced wellness in your life. Get rid of the pink elephant.
Health & Wellness Coach