Eat to Live by Dr. John Demartini Eating well and wisely is a form of self-respect. The more congruent and authentic you are with your highest values the more governance you have with eating. Instead of living to eat, you eat to live.

Set goals aligned with your values

Determine or identify your true top three highest values. Now start prioritizing your daily actions: fulfill those high priority actions and delegate all lower priority actions to others. If you don’t fill your day with high priority actions that inspire you, it will be filled with low priority distractive actions that don’t.

Anytime you set goals that are not aligned with your true highest values, you decrease the probability of having a fulfilling life and end up experiencing what I call ‘the self-depreciating ABCDs of negativity’ – internally directed anger and aggression, blame and feelings of betrayal, criticism and challenge and despair and depression.

Determine what is important

Over time, our lives demonstrate our true highest values. Each of our daily decisions is based upon these values. No one can indefinitely act or live outside their true highest values without repercussions. Although, some people subordinate to other authorities to some degree and thus become clouded about what is truly most important to them. They may even attempt to live according to other’s values and they cannot sustain such actions, nor can they repress their own nature.

Eat to Live by Dr. John Demartini

Prioritize your life

Fill your days with what truly inspires you most. Also, caringly help others fulfill what is most important to their highest values. Document every experience, action or event that you can be grateful for each day. Gratitude is the key that opens the gateway of the heart. The heart is then filled with love which, when released, results in enthusiasm and inspiration.

Along our journey of awakening, setting goals that are true, real, balanced and in alignment with our true highest values and then living authentically according to them will awaken our calling and inspiration from within. This is our greatest wisdom expressed through love. Eating healthy is naturally a part of living an inspired life, a highest values kind of life. To keep living by our highest values we are wise to fill our days with inspired actions that open our hearts and serve ourselves and an ever-greater number of others.

When we are truly fulfilled, we do not feel it necessary to over fill ourselves with food.



Dr. John Demartini

Dr. John Demartini Portriat

A world-renowned inspirational speaker, Dr. John Demartini is a noted educator, business consultant, author and founder of The Demartini Institute. He was featured in the acclaimed book and movie The Secret, and is the author of 40 books published in over 29 different languages. Holding a doctorate of chiropractic, Dr. Demartini is a retired chiropractor, and to this day carries with fondness his early memories of enjoying the use of hands, heart and mind at chiropractic college.