Often, when I am speaking with a client, our conversation will turn to the topic of eating and how important it is to “eat a rainbow of colors” each day: Blue, purple, green, white, yellow and red. There’s even at least one funky little song available on-line that helps get the point across.
Recently, a colleague forwarded an great article to me that includes the same kind of content that I usually cover in a typical rainbow eating discussion. What got my attention however, was the initial question the author posed in the article’s title: Is Your Diet Colorblind?
Wow, I’d never thought of it quite that way.
On the one hand, I love using word play and metaphors to help explain concepts. So, the color blind reference makes a wonderful addition to my educational toolchest.
On the other hand, I also feel that one of my major roles is to help my clients bridge the gap from their current “here and now” to the “there” of their desired future.
So, if your current eating habits are a bit color blind, and you’re looking for a way to help you eat a healthier rainbow of color each day (that is, increasing your intake of fruits and veggies), I’ve found two cost-effective ways to help you “bridge the gap”. One’s really EASY while the other’s way FUN .
In the meantime, I’d love to hear from you about your own experiences in adding color to your plate [I hope you’ll leave a comment below].