Why Am I Eating This?

28 May

There is an abundance of food in our world and we eat for a variety of reasons. We eat when we are hungry, sad, anxious, happy, celebrating, and bored. I want to draw awareness to what we eat and why we eat it. Food can play numerous rolls in our lives, but what we often forget is that eating is a necessary component to life. Our bodies are made up of the vitamins, minerals, protein, fat and carbohydrates that we consume. Many times we choose to eat what looks or tastes good, instead of checking in with ourselves, being mindful, and asking what does my body need?

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What our bodies need is real food, not food that is packaged and has been processed. Eating real foods nourishes your body and mind. Eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, low fat dairy, plant based fats, complex carbohydrates, and lean protein gives your body the proper nourishment it needs to maintain life.

I am not saying that you must only eat vegetables all the time and never eat foods like ice cream, fried goat cheese balls, or cupcakes. It is 100% okay to eat more indulgent foods. It is NOT okay to abuse these foods. Eat some ice cream, but be aware of the serving size. Eat pizza, just not the entire thing.

When you consistently make better choices for yourself and your health, those indulgences will have less of an effect on your body and mind.



2 Responses to “Why Am I Eating This?”

  1. Health Care Spectator May 28, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    Well put. Great post!

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