Food is composed of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and macronutrients (fat, protein, carbohydrates); the macronutrients can be broken down into smaller units (calories), which defined by Merriam-Webster is, “the amount of heat required at a pressure of one atmosphere to raise the temperature of one gram of water one degree Celsius that is equal to about 4.19 joules”.
In short, calories are energy. Each food has a varied amount of calories that affect us differently; but why do we all respond so differently to foods? Why can some live off of large salads and juices while it gives others cramping stomachaches? How can someone eat a ton and stay so lean while others gain weight just by looking at food? Why do some people forget to eat while others can’t stop eating?
This is where the energetics of the food comes into play. Internally, our bodies break down food into flavor, temperature (energetically), and function.
Food affects our function.
We are all born with an individualized constitution… our personal blueprint. We get older, life happens, and our awareness of what makes us feel healthy slowly becomes masked. Before you know it, we are exhausted, over/underweight, teetering on the edge of disease, not sleeping, anxious, having hot flashes, dealing with achey joints, and more irritable than normal. Why???
Our body is out of balance.
Food energetics works with our blueprint to harmonize what’s deficient and/or excessive; by being aware of how we react with food, we learn to balance our system to fuel it properly. Based on your overall condition, certain foods interact with your system and begin to restore balance – after all, food is what nourishes and roots our being. You deserve to feel VIBRANT and food has that power once we learn how to eat out of awareness.