Developing Your Food Philosophy

book_order-now_WEB-bannerWhat is a food philosophy? A food philosophy is how we see food and the value we place on it everyday. What is the purpose of food in your life? Is it a multi use item? It is the friend that won’ t talk back or criticize you? Is food something you use when you are  bored? Is it for nourishment and building a strong body or is it the necessary burden that drains your time, money and other resources?

Knowing the answers to these questions will allow us to begin the process of putting food in prospective and using it to restore the body and sustain overall wellness. How do you do food? When do you eat? Who prepares your food and how much food do you eat everyday? What triggers your need for food and how often?

A Healthy Food Philosophy

My personal food philosophy began to shape the day I realized that there is a connection between what I eat and how I feel. You can read more of my food journey on this link. (Food Journey).  I was basically killing myself with the fork. Today if I had to boil it down to three words, it would be “FOOD IS POWER”. Whoever does your food has power over you!

The original diet as outlined in scripture helps us realize that food is power. It is our first line of defense against disease. The Seventh Discipline of the book The Seven Disciplines of Wellness helps us with making the permanent change needed in order to be well.

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Motivation To Move

We discuss in the book that using the word “exercise” does not work for many of us due to negative images and painful experiences of the past. Also comes the guilt from the failed attempt at working out. So we say “MOVE”.

Our motivation for moving and keeping the body fit is based on the love relationship we have with God and our desire to express gratitude to Him for giving us these miraculous bodies. Some days we may not want to do it. But that is why Move is a discipline. For example:

We may  not always feel like it, but we have the discipline to do it! The feeling of accomplishment and being true to the lifestyle of being well, makes it worth it!

 

Tip: Three days a week for 30 to 60 minutes of walking is effective for health maintenance.