Eating--More To "Chew" On Than Just Food (Part 2)
Eating—More to Chew On Than Just Food (Part 2)
Hey Tribe! I hope all you ladies had a happy Mother’s Day—I say “all ladies” because even if you don’t have a child of your own, your inner beauty and awesomeness has helped many a young person in a profound way.
Last week, I began a series on a subject that is quite personal to me—Eating. I introduced how and why I believe it embodies much more than merely satisfying hunger and shared how it can be a beautiful and meaningful way to express love for yourself and others.
Today, I’ll share how pleasure and intimacy can also be expressed through Eating…
If It’s Healthy, It Doesn’t Taste Good…
I often hear this said and it’s total BS! No one wants to eat food that tastes awful, including me! All plant and animal food can be healthy AND delicious, so you can eat whatever you like. However, food that’s both healthy and delicious is dependent upon its sourcing and preparation of it. Getting as close to how-nature intended, meaning grown without chemicals, non-GMO, unprocessed, and raised in its natural environment, ensures you’re eating high-quality nutrient-dense food that’s innately (not artificially!) flavorful.
Poorly-sourced food, refined and fast food, and sugary foods not only contain artificial ingredients and toxins/carcinogens that can cause serious harm to our bodies, but they’re also filled with anti-nutrients that merely satisfy hungry for only a brief duration and then we get “hangry.”
There are unlimited ways to prepare and cook real, healthy food that can excite and satisfy even the pickiest palate. Exploring recipes in cookbooks from cuisines around the world are numerous and readily available, and it’s a fun and inspiring way to try new stuff, and pick and choose dishes that tantalize your taste buds!
Eating my personal favorites of nutritious and delicious foods is one of the greatest pleasures of living—I get deep satisfaction knowing my body is getting the nutrients it needs to meet the demands I place on it so that I’m able to enjoy life and live it to the fullest.
It’s fun to be creative in the kitchen and try out new recipes and ingredients, or modify old favorites by exploring uncharted territory of herbs, spices, and other seasonings that enhance food in a delectable new way—I savor and appreciate each bite for how good it tastes and makes me feel.
Eating is also a way I share intimacy with someone I care about. It’s a way I can shut out the world and have quiet uninterrupted time where we enjoy dining with all the pleasures it embodies together and can be completely present with one another; right now, thoughts of cheese, dark chocolate and red wine are dancing in my head—heaven!
For me, eating is one of the greatest pleasures life holds. Being more mindful and emphasizing delicious real nutrient-dense food is a way we can express pleasure and intimacy in our own unique and meaningful way.
Next week, I’ll discuss how I include care and honor as a component of my eating experience.
I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to respond to this blog with your comments, or contact me with questions or feedback. Until next Sunday, be well and live awesome!