Image: This was a powerful lesson for me. An Italian friend, who happens to be a nutrition & weight loss expert, called me out on this and it put things into perspective. The minute I start treating my body as though it were the most priceless gift in my life, everything changed. I no longer feel eager to put junk food in my mouth, or buy products that are not organic. I also find myself inspired to cook more, and to cook healthy. The truth is, our quality of life, our emotions and mental state is tied to how we treat ourselves..