I was in my kitchen after getting my protein bars ready for the week and as I was dishing out dinner I had an epithany of sorts. I really don't care about food that much anymore. I am not exactly sure when this happened but I realized my thinking on food has changed.
I no longer see food as a band-aid for my feelings or emotions, I no longer hang out just to go and eat a cake or a chocolate bar. I enjoy a cup of tea with cream in it more than I do a meal.
See my thinking on food has changed. I now eat to fuel and feed my body. I eat because I know the things I am eating are helping my body heal and renew itself. I eat so that my body can get stronger and healthier.
Alot of us, including myself have used food to help us through tough times, a headache I must need food, I am sad I must need food, I feel mad I need food, I feel guilty that I didn't eat good today so I will just eat some more and they cycle goes on and on.
Somewhere along my journey to get healthier I have broken this thinking. I have changed my thoughts on why I eat and what I eat. Some people would think this is sad that I no longer get joy from food but I am certainly not saying I still don't enjoy yummy food but I can say my taste buds have changed, I can say a plate of kale with jalapeno sauce makes me happy :) And other things have replaced that joy I once got from food, time with my family and exploring the outdoors are just two of those things.
I like this change and I hope it sticks around, eating to nourish and fuel my body is such a better attitude than those I have had shared with my mind and body previously!
I am guest posting today over at Wannabe Green, feel free to pop over and say hi to Ashley! I am talking about natural makeup :)