I love to eat.
And I eat when I am excited, anxious, tired, irritated, bored, you name it. I eat when I'm feeling ALL the feels.
What about you? Do you find yourself walking into the kitchen just "because?"
Do you eat to live or live to eat? Or maybe both?
The way we eat often matches the way we're living our lives. So what speed are you going? Are you racing from morning to night? Does it feel like you devour life and devour meals? Or do you take the tortoise approach and prod along slowly as you go through the motions?
And what fuel are you choosing?
On average, we have 200 interactions with food a day. That's some prime real estate! Is the food you're eating worthy of you? Is it going to add or subtract from your day, your life?
Want food to love you back? Each time I reach for something, I ask "what are you going to do for me? You going to make me feel energetic and on top of the world? Or you going to make me feel bloated and sluggish?" Sound silly? Sure, but it helps me stay present. So try it. And be honest with yourself. That awareness is a first step toward greater self-love. And whether we create it or others do, we need all the love we can get!
Still think it sounds weird? What about this: food is information. It's vitamins, minerals, nutrients, fats, proteins, carbs, pesticides, plastics (yes, even plastics are being consumed, anytime you drink hot coffee through a coffee cup lid, boom you've just had some coffee with a side of plastic) and so on all talking to our genes. Therefore each interaction with food is an opportunity to heal and turn on positive gene expression and downstream benefits—or perpetuate chronic disease. Hint: pesticides and plastics are not on our side. There you have it. Plain and simple.
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