Eating meets psychology…
Do you turn to food for comfort or away from it for control? Do you force yourself to eat foods that offer little enjoyment simply because they are “good for you?” Do you obsess over protocols (vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free, low carb, high carb, 80/10/10, low-fat) or do you find yourself just eating what’s available, on the go? Do you justify your on-the-go meal choices as “well this is all I have right now, better to not starve” but then find yourself always on-the-go?
Along my nutrition journey, through formal education, research, and personal experience, I’ve become more and more fascinated by the psychology of our eating habits; the complexities of food and enjoyment.
When something is tasty, why is it hard to stop?
As a society, we have a screwy relationship with food. I’m not talking about clinical eating disorders per se but rather about our society’s disordered eating as a whole. Why do we sacrifice our health for convenience?
It’s time to become intimate with food again.
Learn to cook. See food for what it is; nourishment for the body and soul.
I don’t subscribe to the “eat to live” philosophy (gasp!). Food is so much more than that. We don’t just eat to live, we eat for love, enjoyment, pleasure…. Sure, food sustains our metabolic processes and is a “need” but we as humans have the special, sacred ability to savor our food. We have the privilege to put thought into our meal. We can finesse the ingredients, the presentation. We can create a story with food.
Let’s give the act of eating the respect it deserves. Let’s tap into the gut-brain connection and begin to understand our “second brain” (hello, enteric nervous system).
Let’s release our “shoulds” and “should nots.”
Let’s let go of the idea of “good and bad.”
Let’s rebuild our relationship with food.
Are you with me?
This has been my underlying intention for soulbeet all along. Feeding our body and soul while tapping into our body’s unique rhythms. Intuition, if you will.
I’m super excited (and a bit nervous) to FINALLY bring awareness to eating psychology. I’ve got so many ideas I want to share to help you rebuild your relationship with food.
Watch this space (you know the drill, subscribe!); I’ve got a lot to talk about!
So tell me, what’s your relationship with food?
Love and light,