Simple, True Food

29 Jun

For many (maybe all?), food is a battle. What to eat, what not to eat, when to eat, where to eat….. these are the questions of our time and the topics of many prestigious research studies.  I have a new question to add to the list: how? How did we get so out of tune with feeding ourselves? Eating is one of the most basic pieces of being human, yet it’s gotten so complicated. I have seen this first-hand through my work with those who have eating disorders, who are trying to lose weight, who are trying to run faster, who are trying to restore the health of their hearts/kidneys/digestive tract/etc. To take us back to simpler times with a simpler relationship with food is a big job, but it’s one I’m willing to chip away at. Why not start right now? There is no time like the present.

Here are 3 food-related notions to start letting go of today:

1. Food is just fuel. No it’s not. And if you go through life trying to convince yourself of this, you will be flooded with guilt every time you enjoy a slice of your own birthday cake or find yourself warm with comfort as you break bread with friends. Food is fuel, but it’s also enjoyment and connection. This is called “feeding the soul”. It’s a real thing, not just metaphysical nonsense.  IMG_1704

2. Food should be cheap, fast and easy. No it shouldn’t. Think about it: you have ONE body and it relies on food to carry out all of its miraculous functions. This is a hard one to grasp because our food society says quite the opposite. As a nation, we spend less of our income on food than anyone else. Respect yourself, respect the body you reside in, and respect the food you eat. This process is truly one of the most incredible in the world.  IMG_1498

3. “Superfoods” are mandatory. No they aren’t. We don’t need acai berries and cold-pressed green juice from a fancy health food store to be healthy. This is clever marketing, not hard data. Instead, try apples, sweet potatoes, spinach, walnuts, watermelon. Back to the basics.   IMG_1656

One way I’ve decided to contribute to the task of health simplification is by starting a healthy meal delivery company. Instead of just telling you, I want to start showing you. Check it out and get on our mailing list, it’s exciting stuff. True Food Company True Food logo IMG_1391

Thanks for reading 🙂

 

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5 Responses to “Simple, True Food”

  1. Cara June 29, 2014 at 11:26 am #

    Awesome new post and I’m so proud of you for all of your new adventures and accomplishments! Can’t wait to see you guys this afternoon 🙂

  2. Mom June 29, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

    This is so exciting!

  3. Gerry griffiths June 29, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    Do wish we lived closer. This is amazing!

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