Eating Healthy Part 2: Intentions & Tracking

Eating Healthy Part 2: Intentions & Tracking

by Dr. Shelese Pratt ND @ Flatirons Naturopathic Clinic

Boulder, Colorado

303.284.3180

I hope you are starting to employ the first few steps towards a healthy diet and lifestyle. Loving yourself, practicing mindfulness, and looking at your habits can make big changes in you life. Here are the next 2 steps in my 12-step process. Please remember to take time to incorporate each one with time. That way you can make small steps with profound changes.

3. Practice Intention

Set a realistic intention separate from your goal. It is best if you can set it for something bigger than yourself.  An example might be being a healthy role model for your kids, so they grow up making wise choices in their diet.  What do you love most in life? Who do you want to impact? Maybe your kids or your partner inspire the changes you want to make. Or possibly, you set the intention for your own happiness and wellbeing.

4. Keep Yourself On Track

Keep a food journal. Write down every thing you eat and how you feel after you eat it. This will make you more aware of your eating habits and what foods you are gravitating towards. It’s amazing how many people have told me that they have a really healthy diet and show up in my office shocked at how much sugar they consume.  Sugar is hidden in so many foods you would never think of. If you look at most packaged food, you will find almost all of it has some kind of sugar.  Click here to read about the sneaky ways sugar shows up in your diet without you even knowing.

Keeping a food journal is an easy thing to do online with sites like myfitnesspal.com. Myfitnesspal.com is an extensive nutritional and calorie database. You can load the app onto your computer and phone free, so you can keep track of the foods you eat anywhere, any time. 

As always, please let us know if you need any help. We are happy to support you in your journey toward a vibrant healthy life.

If you have any questions please call my office. I am here for you.

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Dr.Pratt is a great team player and her work complements the other therapies and approaches we follow in conjunction.

- Parent of Autism Spectral Disorder Patient

Apart from BIT, Dr.Pratt's vast knowledge of the biomedical basis of ASD helps support parents as they try to heal the child's body in helping the brain develop.

- Parent of Autism Spectral Disorder Patient

There were such significant changes in my child's behavior after Dr. Pratt’s treatment, that it absolutely changed his life and the whole family.

- Behavioral Issues and Family Naturopathic Care

I have to say, I have never seen anything have such a positive impact on someone's life.

- ADD / Memory Recall Patient

Dr. Pratt's approach was friendly, relaxing, reassuring and non-invasive, and the progress that we saw in our son's writing was immediate and remarkable.

- Specific Learning Disability Patient

I would highly recommend Dr. Pratt’s nurturing, life changing treatments to anyone who desires a better, easier way of living in this world.

- Anxiety / Learning Disability Patient

Dr. Pratt’s treatment made it possible for my daughter to go to school full-time for the first time in two years, and as a matter of fact, she’s now talking about going to college instead of worrying that she’d never graduate high school.


- Patient of Head Injury Patient

Since my first appointment with Dr. Pratt, I have come back to her for every ailment. She has quickly and effectively cured every sickness I have experienced.

- Naturopathic Medicine Patient

I am working 4 days a week and I accomplish more in a day now than I did in a whole week before. I feel productive and useful after BIT.

- Head Injury Patient

It has not all been easy, changing your lifestyle and diet is a challenge but we feel very supported by Dr. Pratt. It's a long road to recovery but the rewards are great along the way. My son has almost recovered from his symptoms and we owe all of this to Dr. Pratt. We are very thankful to have crossed her path at the right time in our journey.

- EI, Rye, NY

Dr. Pratt is compassionate and well-informed about the various challenges and available options for children with special needs. She is always willing to brainstorm options with parents and has a way of getting through to the children.

- Best, Pooja

It is almost impossible to explain the dramatic and positive effect Dr Shelese Pratt has had on my health. It is without exaggeration that I say Dr Pratt has saved my life on numerous occasions. To say her work has dramatically increased the quality of my life is gross understatement. There is not an aspect of my physical, mental, or emotional health that Dr Pratt has not addressed at some point during my years as her patient. I first saw Dr Pratt in 2005, after suffering one infection after another over the course of three months and had exhausted my known medial avenues. She was the only doctor to see the connection to between all of my symptoms and to care long enough and deep enough to get to the bottom of them. I have sent countless loved ones and colleagues to her over the years and know that the level of her care has changed their lives for better without exception. I have had the privilege of seeing Dr Pratt for Brain Integration, naturopathic, and homeopathic treatments and I can say without any reservation that I credit my health and well being to her and her practice.

- Erica A., Naturopathic Medicine Patient