“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas A Edison
I value a more holistic approach to nutrition. Sure, calories in must equal calories out to manage weight, and yes, controlling carbohydrate intake is very important for a person with diabetes. However, I don’t believe that to be the whole story.
You may have a family. You may have a job. You may have friends. You may have a house. You may have stress. You may have a celebration. You may have a budget. I don’t think any of that can be taken out of consideration when discussing nutritional needs. There is a reason why you eat the way you do. The options are endless!
Next time you take a bite of food, any sort of food, consider asking yourself not just “why” you are eating, but also what can that food do for you. Oh, you struggle with acid reflux regularly, have a busy schedule that doesn’t allow you to cook at home, and are trying to pay off multiple loans while providing for a family? We can make food work for you.
The point is, try not to dumb-down nutrition to simply calories in and out. Rather, approach nutrition as food for the whole body – mentally, physically and spiritually. Food can do so much for the body. I encourage you to be curious about what food can do for you!