During my time of studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®, a concept that was impressed upon us over and over was that of primary foods. In my own words, here's what primary foods are--all those big picture priorities in life that we must monitor regularly (like food intake), including relationships, spirituality, work, physical activity, and hobbies. In contrast with secondary foods (the literal food we put into our bodies), primary foods are more abstract, but equally important to holistic health.
This summer, I'm focusing in on the primary foods of work, home environment, relationships, and spirituality. I've found new ways to practice Health Coaching in Los Angeles, which means I'll be moving there very soon! And to be honest, life has felt really full (even busy) in the past month. I'm grateful for that however, because a few months ago, my schedule was slower and the ebbs and flows of activity are good for the soul. With that said, a few months ago, I was on my game with secondary foods. And as much as I'm enjoying the opportunity to press into primary foods in this new season, I want to be sure that my secondary food choices don't suffer.
So I'll go now, to rest and to eat a nourishing lunch...because my body needs the food in both forms.
How are you experiencing the balance between primary and secondary foods this week?