How healthy is your bank account?
And by bank account, of course I mean your nutritional bank account.
Take a peek at the lists below. Which one describes you better?
-Easily stressed/sympathetic dominance
-Overweight or underweight
-Energy/mood highs and lows
-Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
-Strong food cravings
-High tolerance to stress
-Fertile and hormonally balanced
-No/little food sensitivities
-Stable mood/blood sugar
-Vitamin and mineral sufficiency
-Few food cravings
If you found yourself hovering closer to nutritional debt, you're probably struggling with low energy, weight gain, poor digestion, and nutrition frustration...
Not a fun place to be. Believe me, I know...
Are you like Sheila?
Sheila is a busy working mom of three young children (3 babies who her body created from "scratch" requiring lots of energy and nutrients) and she often puts her own self-care on the back burner because she is busy tending to the needs of her others. Hence she has been "borrowing" against her own nutritional bank account for years simply by not eating enough nutrient dense food.
Her body has even ADAPTED to getting fewer nutrients by slowing her metabolism (less energy), decreasing her digestive juices (resulting in bloating and constipation), giving her wild food cravings (making her think about food all the time), and her body starts holding onto fat for added survival protection.
She now has digestive issues, is overweight, has never-ending food cravings, and feels like she drags herself through the day because her energy levels are so low.
Of course the weight bothers her more than anything, because it's on the outside and the only thing others can "see."
So Sheila does the American thing. She goes on a diet to try to lose weight by restricting her food intake and counting calories. But one diet leads to another diet, and another...
Because it rarely stops at the first diet... because diets never work quite the way we want them to. If diets actually "worked" everyone who ever went on one would reach and stay at their "ideal weight."
What is wrong with Sheila's approach?
She is trying to refill her nutritional bank account by RESTRICTING her intake of food (less food = less nutrients)! I bet you see how this isn't going anywhere good... and actually just making things worse...
The marketing industry is a huge culprit for brainwashing you into thinking you need to "diet" and "cut calories" when in reality, both excess weight and food cravings represent a deficient body that is starving for nutrients!
However, it is a clever strategy for achieving great profits. All of the sudden, the market opens up for a "diet" version of everything (a manufacturer's dream)!
So where do you go from there?
You probably already know some healthy foods to eat...
But what about specific nutrients, eating strategies, important principles, a customizable PLAN to lay it all out for you, and the shortcuts to make it EASY?
Surely much more efficient than the overwhelming task of endless researching on the web trying to figure it out all by yourself...
Not to mention all the guesswork of not really knowing if what you are doing is helpful or harmful...
But don't take my word for it, take it from happy readers:
"This book contains so many important keys about healing the body with food. Catherine helps you understand which foods will help create nutritional wealth, and also how to make sure your body is actually absorbing the nutrients you’re feeding it. She also talks about one very important and often overlooked aspect of your health – listening to your body! This book really gets down into the nitty-gritty and covers so many details other books leave out. A definite must-read if you want to master your health!" -Elizabeth Walling, The Nourished Life Blog
"Your book has provided an amass of necessary information; steeped in the teachings of holistic and functional nutrition, your E-book clears the clutter of current diet obsessions and fads by clearly demonstrating to the reader, "How to HEAL" your own body with nature's greatest Medicine.... Whole Foods! -Eugene Olea, Holistic Nutrition Intuitive and Researcher
"Creating Wealth has really helped me understand the connection between food and how it nourishes my body. I love Catherine’s approach… rather than deprivation, she focuses on INCREASING nutrition to bring the body back into balance. Since reading her materials, I have noticed an improvement in my hormones because I have been giving my body more of what it needs. So grateful for the knowledge to take better care of my body!” -Mary, Nature + Nurture Blog
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Do you have nutritional debt? Please share in the comments!
Photo Credit: Dicken Weatherby, ND & The Nutritional Therapy Association.