Let’s have a heart to heart for a minute. Do you loooove every meal that you eat? I mean really love it. Like, enjoy the heck out of every bite, get giddy when you’re about to eat it, then feel totally satisfied afterward? Yeah, that kind of loooove.
9 times out of 10 when I ask this question, the answer I get is “hell no.”
It’s funny how much attention we give to food when we’re not eating, only to ignore it when it’s actually time to sit down and have a meal.
No wait, that’s not totally true because most times we eat while multitasking and don’t even take the time to sit down and relax while we eat.
I love food. I mean it. I reaalllly love food. I love sweets, I love savory food, I love smelling food, and enjoying how a great meal looks before I get to eat it.
That being said, I’m not perfect either and even though I teach these things on a daily basis, I can get wrapped up in the go-go-go lifestyle and forget to completely tune into every meal too.
But there’s one thing that I won’t do, and that is eat something that I don’t want to eat.
It’s not worth it. Even if you eat the healthiest food in the world, if you dislike it, your body registers that icky emotion as stress. When you’re stressed, your nervous system goes into fight or flight mode, shutting down all unnecessary to survival bodily functions (ahem… digestion and metabolism being at the top of list) and your body can’t break the food down properly.