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The New Vitamin A

I consider authenticity the new vitamin A – meaning it’s a very important nutrient to include in our lifelong meal plan. Authenticity means we dig a little deeper into who we really are, and we let go of anything that’s in the way of expressing our real self. Easier said than done for sure, but once done, life tends to be way easier. You may be asking, how does this all tie into food and nutrition? Well, it’s easy to turn to food when we are not being who we really are. It’s easy to turn to food when we are avoiding what we truly feel, when we are putting on a fake front, when we are not living the life we’re meant to live, or when we are doing too much people pleasing.

All of these are examples of living an inauthentic life.

And living in-authentically is inherently stressful.

Whenever we discover a new nutrient that has an important function in the human body, or when science finds yet another compelling benefit of a particular vitamin or mineral, the response is usually one of excitement and scientific celebration. Well, here at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, we’ve identified what we believe is a whole new form of Vitamin A. It’s called Authenticity. If you include more of this unique vitamin A compound in your life, some amazing benefits can happen.

I’m defining authenticity as being real, honest, truthful, to the point, saying what you really feel, saying what you really mean, being willing to speak what’s on your mind even though it’s likely that others won’t necessarily be all warm and fuzzy with you. Authenticity means we dig a little deeper into who we really are, and we let go of anything that’s in the way of expressing our real self. Easier said than done for sure, but once done, life tends to be way easier.

If you’d like to learn more about this innovative approach to food and wellness, please tune in here: http://psychologyofeating.com/the-new-vitamin-a/