The many food fads (diets, theories, etc) seems to be a reflection of how disembodied people are in our culture. When we are in touch with ourselves as physical beings, when we know we are body, and can access the wisdom there, we need no books or experts to tell us what to eat. Our bodies tells us, clearly and accurately. We are so diverse, and in so different situations, that our own bodies are the only reliable source of this information.
For me, what I need changes with the seasons and my current situation. In the summer, my body wants fresh and light food. In the winter, heavier and cooked food. And it wants diversity – not too much of anything, and nothing over too long periods of a time. Fermented foods are typically good for me, as are less processed foods. And beyond this, what my body wants changes over the weeks and months, seemingly independent of seasons and other situations.
Current food habits:
- Miso soup (seaweed, vegetables, miso) – for breakfast, lunch or with dinner
- Tempeh, slow fried
- Fresh vegetables
- Fresh fruit
- Some nuts
- Teas (variations of herbal and spice, including green, yogi and chai)
- Some grains (moderate amounts of any grains)
- Some dairy (moderate amounts of cheese, mainly feta)
- Oatmeal (breakfast, some days)
- Meat (very infrequent, mostly local organic)
- Wine (infrequent small amounts with food)