“‘The Food 20/20 Plan’ uses colors, shapes, and line types to describe the relationships among elements of the plan. The dashed lines present non-food aspects of eating. Appreciation is emphasized with two dashed lines because of its important effects on health.
The food groups decrease in size to indicate the amounts to be eaten. The foods in the green group–vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes–are meant to be eaten as the main elements of a healthful diet. The other food groups are meant to be eaten in smaller amounts…The foods in the yellow group–eggs, meat, dairy, and seafood–appear with a dashed gray line because of ethical and sustainability concerns.”
This diagram replaces food pyramids and other graphic nutrition guides. It focuses on the foods to be eaten and the atmosphere in which to eat them. Tangible and intangible aspects of eating are important for good health and well-being.
The Food 20/20 Plan helps us see food and the eating process with 20/20 vision. The 20/20 vision can help us see clearly and with focus. It is now available in Kindle and paperback versions. Click here to order.
I’m happy to announce that “The Food 20/20 Plan” has been printed and is available on amazon.com! It’s a book that makes me very happy because it combines my interest in nutrition with guidance from Spirit. I hope you can see the cover clearly, because it shows all the elements of the plan and their importance in our diets.
Here’s the introduction:
“Food 20/20 means seeing food and the eating process with 20/20 vision, seeing them clearly and with focus. Eating is a process that keeps us alive and keeps our bodies functioning. Eating is meant to support our bodies as long as we are alive, and is meant to help us maintain good health.
Nourishment is more than consuming foods that supply nutrients to the body. Nourishment includes intention and atmosphere. Nourishment of the body nourishes the soul when the intention is appreciative of the food and the atmosphere is uplifting.
The Food 20/20 plan presents eating that is elevated and satisfying. Following it can open you to better health, increased energy, and fulfilling dining experiences!
Note: The information in this book has been spiritually received.”
Click here to see the book on amazon.com.
The food arrives.
See it, truly see it!
See the colors and the shapes. See the savoring and the nourishment.
Smell it, truly smell it!
Notice the separateness and the combination.
Taste it, truly taste it!
Put a small amount on your tongue and then feel it in your mouth. Feel the texture and the flavor. Let the sensation of first bite awaken the appetite for more to come.
Eat with enjoyment. Savor the process. Chew and move the food in your mouth deliberately, tasting the mouthfuls, one after the other. Notice the swallowing. Swallow completely and then take another bite.
Notice fullness. Notice messages from the body about satiety, discomfort, and contentment. When satiety is reached, refrain from eating more. If discomfort is felt, examine the food choice and remember. When contentment happens during or after a meal, pause and breathe deeply, letting the positivity fill your body in an intangible way. The food is fuel for your physical body and inspiration for your beyond physicality body.
This way of eating is appropriate for all meals that are eaten while sitting at a table. (Eating in a car or other moving vehicle, while walking, or standing by the fridge will not provide the same nourishment—even if the food is nutritious.)
“Moving beyond survival, the eating experience can be sad and disappointing or can be full of joy and laughter. Much depends on our attitude and on our desire to be well.” … from “Vitality! How to Create a Life That Is Healthy”