Food Isn’t Always the Problem
Has food become a “problem” or a source of stress in your life? Many women have a bad relationship with food. Most often stemming from a discontent with their figure, and misunderstanding of what role food actually plays in their size and shape.
You may have experienced one or more of these feelings/thoughts in connection with food.
- Feeling that only a few foods are healthy, (perhaps falsely so).
- Being afraid of foods that you believe will make you sick or cause allergies.
- Fear of eating because you’ll get fat.
- Guilt for eating more than you thought you should.
Recognize something from that list?
Guilt and fear are unhealthy emotions connected to untrue thoughts and will have a negative impact on your health. Sure, food plays real, legitimate role in the size and shape of your body, but so do your thoughts. In fact, stewing in these type of emotions will skew your thinking and actions while making good food choices.
If food has become a “problem” for you, check your thoughts against these three solutions.
Receiving something in a spirit of gratefulness actually makes it more beneficial. In contrast, I believe that when you think something is bad for you, you make it worse than it actually would be. According to Dr. Caroline Leaf, 87%-95% of illness that plague us today are directly connected to our thought life. I recommend that you read the entire article here: Thought Life
Did you know that fear is the absence of faith? I learned this personally as I was shown that my “gluten intolerance” was actually caused by fear in my life. Gluten free eating is a popular eating fad and gluten intolerance is thought to be connected to nearly every health issue out there. I know that there are people who truly care allergic to gluten for one reason or another–but just consider for a moment what impact your emotions have on your health. Are you spending a lot of time trying to blame your “condition” on a food or trying to find a supplement to fix your “health issue”? How much time have you spent really looking at your emotional health? Are you as willing to forgive someone or seek the forgiveness you need as you are to watch your diet or pop that pill?
Doing a workout only takes a few minutes and you’re done! On the other hand, losing weight purely by watching what you eat is a constant nagging thought that shows itself at a minimum of three times per day.
Seriously, although diet is a big key to your best body, I’ve met FAR more people who fail in the exercise category. It is my sincere belief that exercise and fitness are a vital part of a healthy life. Honestly, I don’t care what you do, just move it!
In our home, we are passionate about cooking real, healthy food! I’ve spent years studying cookbooks and health books etc… But I am also passionate about calling the diet craze what it is —CRAZY! I’ve met so many people looking for a food, an illness, or someone in their past to blame their health problems on when in truth, it’s a root of bitterness, jealousy or other vile emotion that creates disharmony in their earthly body.
This is not a hate message telling people who struggle with disease that it’s all in their head. Please don’t take it that way at all. Our body requires certain things to be physically in balance, and when they are out of balance, we’ll have trouble. This is simply an encouragement to get a healthy perspective on food, fitness and what’s happening in your head.
Be blessed today and reflect on your inward condition and how that may be affecting your body!