Excerpt from Let Food Be Thy Gift
Obviously, we can’t avoid food talk because we can’t avoid food. We need food to live but for most of us, food has become a bit of an obsession. We are taught that food is the key to achieving our weight loss goals and according to the nonstop food advertisements, food can also make all dreams come true. Food is no longer just food but a means to every end. We are taught and tempted to use food to change our moods, to reward, to comfort, to self-flagellate and to justify ourselves. We have been encouraged to use food for so many different things that we have developed a very weird relationship with food. It is quite obvious that something is wrong when we look at the amount of time, energy and money we have spent thinking and talking about food.
I am asking that you to stop talking about food and create the space to rediscover how we are designed to eat and how food is one of many gifts that nourishes our human being design. We desperately need to remember that food is food but it is not your best friend or your worst enemy. Food was never supposed to be a weight loss tool and you are not designed to be in a relationship with food or to use food as a means to change your body. The tuth is that eating should be easy and enjoyable, and food should be a gift that nourishes the best gift of all…YOU!
I am here to encourage you to eat the way you are designed and not deprive yourself of the nutrients that naturally regulate weight, fight disease, slow aging and keeps you looking, feeling, thinking and moving. Together, we can change the way we think and feel about food by first creating the space where you can be filled up with truth and love.
Remember: When we have what we need as human beings to fill us up like truth and love, then we will stop using food as variable, fuel, information, medicine or your best friend. Together we can remember the truth that food is a gift and we are free to eat and live in ways that love and nourishes us, our community and world.