3 Foods to Avoid When Building a Relationship

The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
~Barbara De Angelis

The quality of your food determines not only your physical health, but also your state of mind. Your state of mind can affect your relationships.

To strengthen a budding relationship, avoid these three foods that affect mental health:

1. Alcohol

Consuming large amounts of sugar not only exhausts your body but also blurs your judgment. Alcohol, which is a form of refined sugar, distorts thinking.

2. Meat

When you take in excess alcohol, you may crave plenty of meat, and meat makes your mind restless and cloudy.

3. Restaurant food

Although you may choose healthy food from the menu, restaurant food carries the energy of the chef, which affects the energy of the relationship.

Traditionally, a woman would cook for the man, contributing her loving thoughts to the meal. They would share the energetic quality of this food and be united through their state of mind. Today, if they eat out in a restaurant, they take in the chef’s energy and thoughts, and they become united with the chef. Can you imagine this three-way affair? To build a strong bond within a relationship, it is best if the couple eat only the food prepared at home with their loving thoughts.

So, to keep your mind clear and your relationship strong, avoid alcohol, meat, and restaurant food. This practice will also improve communication and understanding, because you and your partner share the same state of mind.

Healthy Relationship Tip

To strengthen communication, use the Active Listening Method. To clarify what your partner is saying, follow this script:

Active Listening Method

  1. Check in: “I’m checking in.”
  2. Ask for clarification: “I am hearing you say . . .”
  3. Then listen for feedback as to your perception of your partner’s words.
  4. Thank your partner: “Thank you.”

Until you can repeat what your partner is saying on their terms, you haven’t heard him or her. To gain better understanding, follow this script again.

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About Julie S. Ong

Julie S. Ong is the author of The Everything® Guide to Macrobiotics (Adams Media, 2010), which helps men and women of all ages discover the healing and wellness powers of macrobiotics. To find out how to take your health to the next level, visit her site at Juliesong.wordpress.com.

Posted on June 8, 2010, in All, relationships and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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