Hey there followers, readers, bloggers, lovers of food! I’m posting a video of myself and my boss talking about body image and judgment. I sound weird and look weird (but hey, I’m my biggest critic) but here it goes. Hope you enjoy it! I had fun recording it.

What it’s about: Dr. Cari, director and founder of Center of Spiritual Light sits with Guramrit Khalsa, current health coach student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Center of Spiritual Light’s Social Media Assistant. Dr. Cari and Guramrit discuss our judgments regarding our own and others body types and what it means to feel that you are the right weight/size for YOU.

You Are What You Eat (My Latest “Column” For CSL’s Monthly Newsletter)

(So this post is kind of similar to what I wrote last week on healthy eating…but you can’t get enough encouragement to lead a healthy lifestyle. Here is just a bit more of a push towards living a healthier life) 

A few of the most common questions I am asked is, “how can I eat healthier? How can I lose weight and fast?” It’s as though there is a magic pill, diet or cure that can grant people their health and fitness goals. My answer is simple. Crash diets do not work and not one diet works for everyone. Dieting seems to come hand in hand with cutting out “bad foods.” However, before true results show up, a lifestyle change must occur.  

If you are eating healthy just to lose a few pounds and go back to eating unhealthy then of course your body is going to react and those few pounds you’ve lost quickly increase to 5, 10 even 15 pounds gained. Your body needs consistency  

You don’t need to eliminate things from your life to feel good, healthy and well. Slowly introduce fresh vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts and healthy alternatives to your favorite snacks, meals. As you slowly introduce these things to your meals, your body will begin to feel better.   

Do you take the time to actually chew your food? What is your home environment like? How are your interpersonal relationships? Take the time to not only eat slowly and consciously, become aware of your environment. Each and every aspect of your life is connected to your health. Take a few moments to breathe, stretch, walk, chew and smile. A healthy lifestyle is much more than just dieting, it is a life focused on all aspects of your health (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual).  

I strongly believe that anyone can lead a healthy lifestyle. It just takes a little push along with some planning.  

Peace, love & no beef,


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