In order to honour our health with gentle nutrition, it is vital that we heal our relationship with food, our mind, and our body first. This is not something we can rush – so if you’re not up for it, come back to this principle when you are ready.
Gentle nutrition is about making food choices that honor your health, your tastebuds AND make you feel well. You do NOT have to have a perfect diet to be healthy – it’s what you eat over time that matters. To truly live this principle, we need to experience how food feels in our bodies. Consider which foods make you feel nourished, sustained, and strong. What’s your favourite meal when you are rushed but need something filling?
For more guidance on building meals, check out Canada’s Food Guide – this newest version doesn’t focus on amounts of each type of food. Instead, it approaches nutrition more holistically. It’s about more than just what you eat, it also focuses on the importance of how, where, and when you eat. Creating a positive environment, enjoying the taste of our food, and eating without distraction are factors that contribute to overall nutrition.
Gentle nutrition is a continuing process and will look different for everyone. If you are struggling, have questions or need more guidance, reach out to our registered dietitian nutritionist!
- Intuitive Eating. Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch
- Canada’s Food Guide: https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/food-guide-snapshot/