Let Food Be Thy Pleasure: How to Stop the Struggle Around Food

Food is nourishment

Food is medicine

Food is pleasure

Drop the dogma around food.
Paleo, vegan, low-carb, high-protein, gluten-free, vegetarian, omnivore, foodie, superfoodie, rawfoodist, flexitarian, fruitarian, pescetarian… there are more types & ways of taking in food than are necessary to list. Food’s on people’s minds a lot for manifold reasons. Personally, I like learning about the nutritional properties of food to make healthy, scrumptious choices. And if you follow my Instagram, you know I like to inspire folks to create their own versions of what I’ve dubbed #GratitudeFood — nutritious & delicious snacks & meals.

Here’s the thing, though: If we become too invested in, or even obsessed with, our food choices we lose sight of what’s really important: that we feel good & enjoy life. If one focuses on counting calories; if one takes in the pain of others endlessly; if one constantly evaluates how this or that ingredient impacts the body; if one restricts oneself to the point of Puritan approval; if food has an overwhelming grip on one’s mind no matter one’s desired diet, then its offering of nourishment & enjoyment has been replaced by stagnation & fear.

We need a safe container, a set of beautiful boundaries, within which we analyze the facts, empathize, weigh pros & cons, do research, chart our optimal path, keep track, and listen to others. When the timer rings, however, it would do us good to drop the pain & enter peace.

Love this delicious life of yours

See the beauty all around you

Live with abandon

Love this delicious life of yours. See the beauty all around you. Live with abandon. 

If we become too invested in our food choices we lose sight of what’s really important: that we feel good & enjoy life. 

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