Let’s talk about food? 🍉🍇🥥🍨
For most of us, food is more than a fuel. It is a cultural exchange of traditions, a gastronomic experience, an individually customized eating plan, a collective commemoration of festivities, and, above all, a resource that feeds our biological, mental and emotional hunger.
Food`s presence (or lack), nominatively, is built in our vernacular, and plays a significant role in our daily life. In all polarities of its expression: from being an orthorexic obsession, to causing binge eating addictions, to simply being f o o d: a term coined to describe the types of sources of energy we choose to consume, and don’t worry about it.
I, personally, have struggled with disordered eating in the past, and know from experience that there is always an underlying reason that causes us to either fear or idolize food.
Food deprivation is linked to fear, and lack of self-love. Binge eating signals emotional numbness and lack of safety. Either way, there is always a cure. It is called self-care.
In my practice, I advocate for mindful eating. A type of eating that leaves plenty of room for exploration of foods your soul desires, while still intuitively choosing foods that are healing for your body: for your adrenals, for your gut flora, for your brain, for your organs, for your hormonal health.
Eating “healthy” simply means Being heathy. Not just physically, but also mentally.
I cured all of my issues with food by incorporating daily self-care and learning how to unconditionally love and accept myself, and my body. I personally choose to eat vegan because that’s the diet that helps me thrive, be energized, sleep well, and restore my formerly wracked hormones. Whichever way you choose to eat, fruits and vegetables (especially vegetables!!), are an integral part of your wellness. “A sound mind in a sound body” is the foundation of a mindful living, being, and eating.
Take your journal and free-write about those five prompts.
- When I eat, do I tend to feed my emotional or physical hunger? Or do I feed them both? Please describe.
- For what kind of emotions am I hungry for? Comfort, satiation, pleasure, reward, etc…
- Am I kind to myself when I eat? Does the food I eat make me happy and excited, or bored and restricted?
- Do I eat in a way that is intuitive and natural to my body, or do I often feel perplexed about what “shall” I eat?
- Do I listen to my body’s hunger signals, or do I try to numb, or control them (either by restriction, or by abusing my stomach with regular excessive consumption?)
Take as much time as you need to complete this, and – if you have any questions – please send me a message here, or dm me on my IG: @ana_maria_georgie.
And, as always, don’t forget to eat your vegetables!:)
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With Love And Care,