Wellness Coach Deborah Kesten describes how women can develop a healthy relationship with food.
We have in our minds the concept of, “Do you really want to have a good relationship with my spouse? I really want to have a close relationship with my children. I want to have a good relationship with work. I want to care about my job. I want to have a good relationship with co-workers.”
And then there’s food, and I am suggesting that food become as important to us as our relationship with our spouse and with our partner and with our children and with our job, and to relate to food as something that is as important to our health, emotional health, physical health, and the entire quality of our life as any other relationship. That is probably the best thing we can do in terms of optimal eating and starting to shift our thinking away from dieting, to optimal eating and caring about our own bodies.
About Deborah Kesten, M.P.H.:
Deborah Kesten, M.P.H., is an international nutrition and lifestyle researcher and educator, with a specialty in preventing and reversing obesity and heart disease. She was the nutritionist on Dr. Dean Ornish’s first clinical trial for reversing heart disease through lifestyle changes, and Director of Nutrition on similar research at cardiovascular clinics in Europe. More recently, she has created the pioneering Enlightened Diet, a “whole person” optimal eating and weight loss program, the results of which were published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. With more than 200 published health articles, she is the award-winning author of The Enlightened Diet, Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Soul and The Healing Secrets of Food, a comprehensive, evidence-based nutrition program about the power of food to heal physically, emotionally, spiritually, and socially.