My Love Affair With Food

Lately, all I have been thinking of, is my relationship with FOOD.

This is partly, I think, because I just finished my recent “diet” where I seriously limited my intake of some of my favorite foods like pizza and chocolate. I was on this so called Keto diet where you are supposed to eat protein rich food. AND, being a vegetarian, this was way harder for me.

I just love food, I love everything about it, and, will continue to do that forever and ever. Food is obsessive, possessive and will stay with you forever, YES!

I HAVE A VERY HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD: I love when flavors mix on my tongue and create something tasty. I love when I dig into something comforting that makes me feel a tab bit happier. I usually get way too excited about food and way too happy when I’m eating it. I have never been one of those people who can just skip a meal for losing weight or whatever. Even if I’m not hungry I am always looking forward to the next time I get to eat.

I know I might sound abnormal and UNHEALTHY as well. But that’s not the case. I am not one of those people who might suffer from an unhealthy relationship with FOOD. I am very lucky to live a wonderful and happy life, thankfully I don’t suffer from many bouts of sadness. Maybe, if I had a more tumultuous life, I would have been a very different person with different food habits.

While I usually can control my eating and avoid going overboard, I have noticed that after a particularly stressful or a unhappy day I have much less control. During my “diet” over the last few weeks, I would be doing amazing and staying right on track and then BOOM – one stressful afternoon at work led to a piece of chocolate on my way back home to calm me down, which then led to a spoonful of peanut butter when I got home. Identifying that I am a stress/comfort-seeking eater is the first step, but I know I still need to work to replace the comfort that I feel from food with comfort from other sources. This is something I’m working on.

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have figured out everything about myself. Over the last couple of years I have figured out about the importance of filling up my body with wholesome food that can nourish my body and still bring me JOY.

YES, because some said it very correctly, “ HEALTH IS WEALTH” . AND, I have realized this now, what about you?

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