Did you know that food is supposed to be fun? That diet restrictions and saying “no” all of the time and following (or trying to follow) those endless, fun-sucking rules make us (a) hate ourselves for being so weak and (be) want more of what we “can’t” have?
Did you know that there’s more to life than how many calories are in a small sized vanilla ice cream cone from your local dairy bar?
(Or how many minutes you’ll need to be in the gym the next day because of it???)
Did you know that the very basic principles of a healthy diet revolves around veggies, lean protein, and whole grains? (And chocolate. Always chocolate. But I bet you already knew that. Anyways. Moving on.)
Did you know that food is meant to be fun?
Did you know it’s okay to spend an hour eating a lovely dinner? (Your taste buds are in your mouth and not your stomach, after all…take your time.) 😉
Did you know that feeling guilt over this afternoon’s “mess up” is the last thing that should be on your mind right now?
Did you know that the art of finding peace with food is a journey–a trail and error kind of process?
Did you know that YOU can find peace with food?
Did you know that you (yes, YOU!!) are beautiful and lovely just the way you are? That you deserve to be treasured and respected no matter where you are at in life? That it’s more than okay to love yourself?
Did you know that the first step to realizing this truth is simply believing it? That it’s okay (no…important!) to acknowledge that you’re worth taking the time to prepare a special meal, even if it’s just for you. You’re worth nourishing. You’re worth the respect that you so freely, joyfully give to your friends and family.
Drink a cup of tea.
Walk through your garden.
Read in the Bible and journal your thoughts.
Peel an orange and eat it. One sliver at a time.
Serve dinner on your “special dinnerware.”
Food is fun. Food is nourishment. Food is love.