Vitamin K Nutrition
What is this protocol? It is not a diet, or a meal plan. It’s a tool to help you connect with your food to improve digestion, improve nutrient absorption and assimilation and improve overall nourishment to your body. You could be eating the most healthful foods on the planet but if you are not eating under a state of relaxation, pleasure and awareness you will not metabolize, fully assimilate the nutrients from what you are consuming.
Why should I do this? Most people suffer from digestive upset; bloating, gas, heartburn which in turn leads to headaches, allergies, gut dysbiosis and more serious disease. Digestion is key to receive the appropriate raw material that we get from food needed to fuel, repair and protect our body. Digestive disorders could be the principle causes underlying many unexplained symptoms of disease. It all starts with digestion and if something goes wrong here, it influences and affects all other body systems.
What do I get from this? Improve your health with mindfulness, awareness, breathing, relaxation, craving control. The goal here is not necessarily to change your food, the goal is for you to learn your relationship with foods, why you eat certain foods and what type of eater you are. The goal is to bring more awareness to the act of eating and how your body reacts to your food choices.
I will not tell you what to eat or what not to eat. I will give you the tools you need to listen to your body and let it tell you what it needs and what it would prefer not to have. Do you want more energy, feel better physically and mentally? Do you want to be able to control your appetite and know what to eat? Do you want to put an end to cravings and improve your relationship with food? Do you want to enjoy food again? I believe that with these simple steps, you will be able to achieve that.
What you will need for this protocol:
-small journal to write down how you feel after your meals and to keep track of progress
Here is what you will do for the next 7-10 days.
As for carving control. There is no fancy method to go about this. Cravings needs to be “lived” through. What does that mean? You need to simply breath through your cravings when you feel the start of one. Sit somewhere, breath deeply and think of something else. You must experience it fully and really be aware of all the emotions that come with it. After a time (differs for everybody), the craving will go away. You might cave in on occasion but if you do, deal with it and move on. It’s that simple.
Look at this as a work in progress, it’s a journey to feeling better, eating better and living better. It is a guide to enjoying food again and connecting with food again.
You will learn to LISTEN to your body and what it is trying to tell you and what it really needs.
Learn the signs, signals, feelings that you are experiencing.
Inquire about why you are feeling that way.
Sort out those feelings finding the root cause.
Test things out. Test out new foods to see how your body reacts.
Embrace that this is a process that takes patience and practice but know that it gives great benefits.
Naturally you will come to learn to hear what your body wants and needs, and you will successfully nourish it by being present, aware, stress free and open.
Food is not just nutrients or macros, it’s information and it’s a way of life, it brings us together and connects us, it can be transforming, healing and personalized. We have become disconnected with our food. We need to get back in the kitchen, make real food and experience it from beginning to end. We need to consider how the food was grown, prepared, how it smells and tastes and maybe then we will never have to hear about dieting.
As a nutritionist I want to help clients achieve their own personnel well being and I have learned, that I am a guide in your journey. I can only do so much and the rest is up to you to take on. My job is to encourage you to start and stay on the right path and really become in tune with what your body really wants and needs. If you need more guidance in your health journey please contact me. I would also love to hear feedback from you if you try this protocol. Thank you.