How do you relate to food and eating?
When you eat something not on your “diet”, do you call that cheating, when you feed your sweet tooth, is that indulgence, when you stray from your “proper” eating regimen do you call that breaking your diet? There’s nothing positive or forgiving about any of those expressions.
How on earth can we possibly expect to be nourishing ourselves on any level, when those are the thoughts and judgements that are circulating through our brains before, during and especially after we eat, when digestion, metabolic processing and nutrient absorption should be taking place?
I know this dance intimately. For most of my life, every meal caused feelings of shame & blame for simply feeding myself, the very thing that keeps me alive. Eating was synonymous with guilt, which became so natural for me when eating that I barely noticed it was happening anymore. Growing up in a culture and a home that valued a certain standard of beauty, I learned to prioritize the way I looked over the way I felt. Food became the enemy. It was only when I started focussing on nourishment instead of calories, that I began actually experiencing guilt free truly pleasurable eating. What a concept!
To really nourish ourselves, we need to forgive ourselves and infuse love into how we eat.
Forgiveness and Love can be an artful dance that in and of itself feeds us.
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