Introduction To Food Awareness + Energetics


AWARENESS

As a holistic health coach, one of my aims when working with a client is not to simply tell them what to eat; but to bring about greater awareness around the process of eating.

This can be broken down into 4 questions:

What does your body feel like when you’re eating, and after you eat?

What are you eating?

When are you eating?

What’s your state of mind while you’re eating? 

This process is to get you to truly enjoy your food and to appreciate yourself for nourishing your body. Every food can be a medicine, believe it or not. As the saying goes…

 ‘One man’s medicine is another man’s poison’ 

When we really tune into how our body feels when eating certain foods, it’s like we’re getting to know ourselves better. We reclaim our power. We don’t label a food as good or bad, but rather by its properties. And this brings me onto the next topic!

FOOD ENERGETICS

In Eastern Medicine, the energetic action of a food is classified according to:

Temperature: cold, cool, warm, hot

Flavor: sweet, salty, bitter, spicy, sour

Internal organs affected

The temperature of a food is a measure of its effect on the body after digestion. Does it warm or cool us down? Overall, it’s best to eat a varied diet that includes all temperatures and all flavours of food, but knowing our individual needs, helps us tilt our diet slightly in one direction.

A cold person will tilt their diet towards warming or neutral temperatures, and vice versa. The more extreme the balance, the sharper tilt can be. 

If you’d like to put food energetics into practice, you can book a free call with me. Details on the coaching section of our website. 

 

Nadia x