Let’s Talk About: Relationships…with Food

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This describes me in a nutshell.

Other than the Lord, the biggest love in my life is food.

If you look at my Pinterest boards, I have almost 15 dedicated to JUST food. I spend hours upon hours every week watching people cook, eat and experiment with food. I eat 5-6 meals a day because…food (that and the fact that I work out so much). I wake up and go to sleep thinking about, you guessed it, FOOD.  Food, food, FOOD!

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As I’ve traveled and met new people, my love for food has grown immensely.  My love for ethnic food? Oooo honey! Bring it all on. But I didn’t write this post to talk about all the wonderful foods I want to experience around the world. As much as I love food, I’ve realized that my relationship with it has changed…

Pray, tell, Dee!!

A few weeks ago, I mentioned how I’m on an eating plan that is complimentary to the workout program I’m doing.  I hate when people call it a diet because the only thing I’m “depriving” myself of is alcohol and refined sugar.  I can literally eat everything else…just in moderation.  I don’t eat bread or dairy (except for feta) on a reg, so that might make it seem like I’m depriving myself.

Because I eat so often (every few hours), there’s no need for me to have huge meals. I’ve been doing this for over a month and a half now and I’ve realized that the things that used to bring me so much joy, kind of make me sick to my stomach…and this is BEFORE it will even reach my mouth!

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When scrolling through Facebook or Instagram, we’re hit with all of these short videos showing people practically bathing in cheese and sauce and fried foods.  These are things that I absolutely love, but when I take a glimpse at these videos, my stomach turns.  The first time it happened I said to myself, “Whoa there…what’s that about?”

Typically, I’d be salivating at videos like that, feeling like I can smell the spices and deliciousness through the screen.  These days? Oh honey, I want to vomit when I see that stuff.

When I see that grease just flowing out, I see diabetes and high cholesterol. When I see that cheese? HONEYYYY! I see dem clogged arteries, ya dig?

Now, I’m not saying I won’t ever eat pizza or donuts or bad foods ever again (I plan on getting Voodoo donuts as a reward haha); but, I realize that they may not be the first thing I grab/order when I’m starving.

It’s incredibly fascinating to experience such changes, especially when your whole life is centered around food (well, mine is…)

Food is bae (ew, hate that word) and forever will be. However, eating healthier meals has definitely changed the way I view food. My future is looking, well, healthy!

Dee

 

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