Sunday, July 15, 2012

Food Fight!

Is every meal you eat a food fight?

You can throw food into your mouth, but not be fighting. You can throw your hopes away, but not be eating. The point is, you are in control of what you fight with, what you eat and how you socialize.

Ever been so frustrated at meal time that you would rather throw food than eat it? Food fights are usually emotional, but eating is always physical. Some people don't know how to connect with what they really want.  The next time someone throws food at you, give them a gentle kind hug.

Stop throwing food. Make love, not war the next time you eat. When you reject your body, you're fighting with yourself.  It's the kind of food fight you can't win.

If you're in the habit of food fighting, here's how to get juiced instead of junked around food.
  • Before you start a meal or snack, be honest with yourself, Do you really physically feel like eating? If not, then leave the food fight and do whatever you want - as long as it's not eating.
  • If you are genuinely ready to eat, look at what's on your plate and decide you will taste every bite. 
Leave emotional fights out of eating. Learn to connect with your body by eating intuitively.  Your common sense solution is sensual.
  • Be determined and tenacious. Do not let yourself down.
  • Don't take food for granted. Be grateful that you are able to eat.
  • Really taste your food. Make tasting a priority.
To really taste your food there are rules:
  •  Eat only for physical pleasure and the opportunity to socialize.
  • Let people you eat with know that you will probably be eating slower and as a result, eating less, because you are going to really taste every bite that goes into your mouth.
  • Chew with your mouth closed. This way, your taste buds can give you real physical taste satisfaction. 
  • Swallow before you add food to your mouth.
  • Do not talk with food in your mouth. Even if someone asks you a question, keep your mouth closed and taste your food. They can wait for you to speak.
When you're fighting with yourself,  zig-zag thinking makes you look at your body when you eat as if it's alien. Eating intuitively keeps you in touch with your body, because it's a response to physical cues like hunger. You feel satisfaction.

Take your time. When you respect your choices, you will notice that others do, too. Don't let a food fight block common sense.

Parting quote: When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. Tecumseh

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