Food can give you credibility! You want people to take you seriously and believe you when you propose your ideas, right?
Recently, I read an article advising entrepreneurs to show how they do benefits people's safety, their need for variety, their need for respect, their relationships, and their life's purpose.
Yes, that's quite a list. But it seemed like a good push for me. Does what I do meet those criteria? As a nutritionist with a specialty in sugar addiction, I think it does.
Improving nutrition can directly improve health – and that's a definite factor in safety. Losing weight and / or reducing the risk of chronic disease can improve both longevity and quality of life.
In a different direction, my experience as a sugar addict led to an accident that total my car. Eliminating accidents like that since quitting sugar also feels like an increase in safety.
It may seem as if nutrition changes will reduce the variety in your diet. BUT! I submit that the changes will open up new tastes in your world.
Food flavors become much more vivid and delicious when I stopped expecting – and wanting – everything to taste sweet, for example. I now eat a much wider variety of foods – and enjoy them much more. You may notice the same thing.
It's almost a given that your self-respect will soar when you change your nutrition in a healthy way. How could you not respect the self-discipline it took to do that?
If you've made any extremely difficult changes in your diet, your family and friends – even coworkers – will respect you for taking that bold and brave step.
Foods affect moods and energy in a substantial way. What if you eliminated your mood swings, energy slumps, outbursts – even brief ones – that have taken their toll on your family members and friends? Your relationships are automatically guaranteed to improve.
Okay, let's say it: Am I really going to claim that better nutrition can further your life's purpose? Yes, I am.
To the degree that the right foods can improve your focus, clarity, mental acuity, and motivation to get things done – and they will – you'll find yourself working more productively. You can prioritize your top activities and have the time and energy when those are finished to spend quality time with your family and friends.
You might even have the clarity to discover your purpose, if you're not sure of it now.
One of the best “side effects” of better nutrition is sleeping better.
Who would argue with the perk of waking up energized and ready to handle a busy day?