From day one my relationship with food was fucked.
I remember being 10 and my grandmother eating a box of peeps, telling me they are good for you because they don’t have any fat and that fat is bad for you. There began my journey into low fat dieting.
I remember in middle school my mother doing all those slim fast shakes and only allowing herself to eat wheat thins or pretzels if she needed to.
I remember when I was a teenager and the biggest thing to hit the news was that Oprah had lost weight. During all of her interviews she said all she did was “not eat past 7pm. Not even a grape.” – Yes, I literally remember hearing these exact words. There began my journey of always thinking I would get fat if I ate a grape past 7pm.
Then in my early 20s, YouTube bikini competitor influencers were the hot new thing. I started watching videos religiously and began inheriting food rules- always work out fasted, have coffee on an empty stomach for weight loss, always have nut milks because they are lower calorie, sugar is a no, sugar free sweeteners are better, avoid fat at all costs and the biggest one…
Never enjoy food or allow yourself to eat unless you earned it at the gym.
This is a constant mind fuck that we have all been exposed to at a young age. At this point we are so damn confused about food it’s honestly quite sad.
We have such anxiety and stress around food no wonder why are guts are fucked and our hormones are wack.
I can talk about all the “sciencey” things and how food works with our biology but at the end of the day, its all about LIVING and reducing stress.
At what point do we just live? I mean truly live.
I have come to realize the happier a person is in their life, the easier it is to heal.
Nutrition doesn’t need to be hard. At the end of the day it’s about nourishing your cells, getting in the most nutrients possible so you can live a happy, fulfilling, symptom-free life, one of joy and excitement, every damn day.
Eat real food. Eat like your great grandmother ate. It’s that simple.
And fuck the rest.
Oh and incase you were wondering all the above rules are bullshit and do not work with our biology. ✌🏼