In the last few years (and very much in the last few months) I have truly developed the best relationship with food and my body that I could ever ask for. So…I wanted to share that with all of my lovely readers!!! It’s also Fat Talk Free Week!!!
The biggest hurdle in developing a great relationship with my body was dropping judgement and recognizing beauty. I finally stopped comparing myself to others and simply seeing the beauty in everyone. Curiosity cures judgement.
The challenge in developing a great relationship with food required finding balance between external informaton and listening to my body’s needs. This used to be a constant battle. With my strive for perfection, I always wanted to do everything ’right’, so I did…or so I thought. I learned that I couldn’t have my cake and eat it too….BUT….
Deep down I knew that “I could have my cake and eat it too”. So where is that balance between knowledge and intuition? For me this balance was found after letting go of the ‘rules’. I retained the knowledge of what was healthy, but began to explore how I felt when I ate certain foods, rather than listening to the voices in my head saying “eat carrots not cake”. It’s just not realistic. There is a balance – eat more carrots than cake …(unless it is carrot cake…haha.)
So what’s this intuition thing we keep ignoring?
Intuition is amazing and powerful! I first learned about intuitive eating from a workshop held by Ashley McIntosh of Get Living. I was truly inspired. I then went on to read “Eating in Light of the Moon” by Dr. Anita Johnston which was absolutely amazing. I would also recommend are “The Yoga of Eating”and “Women, Food and God” (currently working my way through this one).
There is a balance between being educated about healthy foods, eating intuitively, and having fun with food. To me, someone who has a good relationship with food eats a healthy balance of whole foods to give them the energy they require, but also enjoys cake from time to time (or pizza, or whatever it is they enjoy and may not be considered a ‘healthy’ food). You can set yourself up for success when you live a sustainable lifestyle – and that is chosen only by YOU.
Food for thought:
What foods can you live without? not live without?
I can’t leave without sharing with you this new flavour of Kombucha I tried out the other week! It’s called THIRD EYE CHAI. Delicious…along with whole foods salad and hot bar! Yum!