The Conscious Choice

For most of us, the summer is full of vacations, festivals, BBQs, parties, patios, camping and fun and oftentimes what we eat isn’t what we would normally eat. In the summer, our nutrition often deviates from its regular path. Here is an example.

This past weekend I had the opportunity to spend a weekend at my childhood summer camp. If you know summer camp then you know what camp food is like and let me tell you, it’s not a Nutritionist’s food fare dream!  But I chose to eat the best options of what was available, what I was drawn to and what I really wanted in the moment. And I ate it. I was aware of how it made me feel after and I moved on. There was no judgment or negativity surrounding it.

Now when I got home I was craving clean and green and so I revitalized my body with a big bowl of steamed broccoli, drizzled with olive oil and sea salt and I drank 1 litre of water infused with grapefruit essential oil to help flush my system. I felt better, I reset my system and I was back to my normal way of eating the next day.

There was no negation or stress or inner conflict about what I ate over the weekend. It all came from a place of consciousness and that is what I encourage you to practice as well throughout your summer deviations.

Whatever you choose to eat, simply eat it. Don’t negate the experience, judge it or yourself or feel you have to punish yourself the next day in the gym or start a new diet tomorrow. It is what it is in that moment. The food available may not be as clean, whole, fresh, colorful and vibrant and it may not be what you would normally eat, and that is okay. You can always clean up and reboot your system. So whatever you eat this summer, make it a conscious choice. If you are choosing it, then enjoy it. Relax into it and move on.

Yours in health,





Amy Bondar

As a certified holistic nutritionist, eating psychologist and Demartini Method(R) Facilitator, I'm passionate about helping people awaken to the power of foods to heal and bringing back the joy of eating.