Mindful Nutrition: Center Spectrum Eating

MindfulNutrition_ying-yang-symbolHad a client come in yesterday who said he doesn’t eat sugar at all. In our discussion, he said how he is mostly attracted to red meats and cheeses.

Inside, I know, that if someone is eating a ton of red meat and fat that the body is quite acidic. Also, I needed to point out the sugar. You see, if one eats in extremes on one side of the spectrum (salty, acid forming and contracting foods) which is “yang,” the body will crave the other side (sugary, expansive and acidic) which is “yin.” The body will always, always seek balance. The issue is that the swing back and forth takes a lot of energy and the body will take from bones and organs to “buffer” the acid.

My client had in his hand, a bottle of lemonade, proof he said that he doesn’t like sweet. Upon looking at the ingredients, after water, high fructose corn syrup was the next thing. I kid you not. So, of course, eating meat all day makes you crave the opposite. The body will get it in one form or another.

It is best to eat in the center of this spectrum. What is there? Fruits, veggies and greens. Close to that, if you must, are the lean proteins. Stay in this area and the acid will go down. Your body will have to work less at balancing and buffering.

It is interesting to look at your daily intake and see what foods make you crave other foods. If you open your eyes and observe, you will see what your body needs.

Wake up. Take notice. Things will make more sense. You will understand why you are tired, cranky or hungry.
be well

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About Ana Goldseker

I am a whole foods coach specializing in weight loss. I help people with food addictions and building a food plan that works for them. Please visit my website at www.mindfulnutrition.net for more information.
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