Hello March. You bring me a new theme. Some new words to ponder and pull apart and perhaps put back together. Or not.
This month, I will be musing on Food and Eating.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve done lots of both! Lots of the making of food, and lots of the eating of food. And most of that has been done mindlessly. Watching TV, driving, working while shoving food in my mouth, without tasting a thing.
In the last 3 or 4 months I’ve had a real shift in my choices about the food I choose to consume, and the way that I choose to eat. I’ve had these shifts before, and I hope that I can make this one stick.
After all, life and family are definitely showing me the importance of choosing to nurture and care for my body. It seems that we can eat and drink things that don’t help out bodies, and probably not pay too much of a price. Until we do. And then the price can be more than we can afford.
There are countless programs for food and food choices. The Blood Group Diet, the Liver Cleanse Diet, The Paleo Diet, The 5/2 Diet just to name a few. Then there is Quitting Sugar, High Protein, High Fruit, No Fruit …!!!! Seriously! How do we work it out.
I think that most important piece, is to slow down and listen. Listen to your intuition (which plans call or don’t call) and then listen to your body (how do you feel).
At the moment, I’m just shifting and changing things. Focusing on avoiding processed foods, limiting my sugar intact, and increasing my protein and my vegies. It may be the right balance, it may not.
For now, I have just one priority. To stay mindful. To CHOOSE what I eat. To try some options curiously, and then choose.
And yet, for most of us, food and eating, is often not about the food, but is about a whole lot of other stuff. Like emotions and stuff. Maybe that can be part 2!
For now, I’m happy to see that my food is much closer to nature than it was this time last year.
I still have a bunch to learn, and my body will help me find the way home. To healthy eating for MY body.
I hope that you can find your healthy eating too. After all, it really does matter. Our bodies talk to us every day, and maybe there’ll come a day when you can’t ignore it anymore.