At every client’s first appointment, I do an initial assessment. In the initial assessment, we discuss medical and diet history, behaviors, physical activity and goals. When discussing client’s eating behaviors, more often than not I hear that clients do not eat with intent.
Eating with Intent has to do with the choices you make when it comes to eating. Why are you eating what you are eating? Most clients tell me it’s because it tastes good and that is what was available at the time. When making that decision, is it really helping you achieve your Health and Wellness goals? What are your goals?
If your goal is to have more energy throughout the day, then your food choices should reflect that. If you have a family history of heart disease or diabetes and your goal is prevention, then your food choices should reflect that. For optimal performance in sports or fitness, athletes should be eating with the intent to fuel their bodies with the best choices for them to achieve that goal.
We all have health and wellness goals. Eating with intent each time you have to make a food choice will get you closer to your goals.