Isn’t it a lovely time when you can feel spring in the air. Good vibes, feelings of expansion and wonderful things coming our way.
This is what inspired me to start to eat more Raw Food this week.
During winter, I have naturally felt more drawn to warm and heavier food. But when the sun comes out to shine its light, and the green vegetation and herbs are bursting to life, then fresh cleansing food are calling me!
Some years ago, I was eating 90% Raw food all the time, even through winter. But this experience showed me that it was not for me. I was cold all winter and I felt like something was always missing, which lead me to eat all the time.
When I got brittle teeth, I knew I had to change some things in my diet. For some reason the fantastic Raw Food diet did not work for me.
I have now learned why I was in this state and I have changed my diet to be more flexible and the symptoms has passed.
It is important to not be dogmatic in your food choices and to keep an open mind. I certainly cherish the wish to eat as clean and nutritious food as possible (raw food is great for this), but it must be done with awareness.
If your body shows any prolonged signs that you are not as healthy as you thought you would be on a certain diet, then be open to experiment with other options. After all there are so many nutritious and medicinal foods out there and we don’t need to restrict ourselves into just following one theory. And in the end this is all they are, Theories. What really counts is what your body is telling you and what works for You!
This is also my approach when I work with clients. I guide them into trying different options until they find out what works for them.
(Read more about my approach to health coaching here http://www.indiranutrition.com/programs.html)
5 Spring inspired tips