It was never about the food.*
At some point in your journey, this has probably clicked for you. If it hasn’t yet, it will. Give it time.
See, for all of us who may have struggled or still struggle to eat in a way that represents our best effort to care for ourselves, that’s just it.
Let me say this another way: once armed with information and the truth about food, there is no longer anything going on with our choices of what to eat that has to do with THE ACTUAL FOOD.
You know what I’m talking about here. Whether or not you eat a meal or snack that’s “healthy” or “good” or “nutritious” to you has little to do with food in and of itself.
What you choose to eat has ALMOST EVERYTHING to do with:
What you choose to eat and how you feel about it is a direct reflection of your ability to translate how you feel about yourself into daily actions that manifest those feelings into reality.
Holy crap. Let that last one sink in for a moment.
I am saying this out of pure and utter self realization that the choices we all make around food (from what we are going to eat to how we feel about ourselves once we’ve eaten it!) have everything to do with our senses of self.
Maybe that’s a #rebel thing?
I don’t think it is.
I think that once we know what is Food (like most of us here now know that a Twinkie is not Food, for example), the connection – or disconnection – between the knowing and the doing. THAT IS EVERYTHING.
That is the stuff worth digging into.
This is why so often when someone comments and says “Thank you! You/your book saved my life!” I almost always flip it right back around to identify that, in fact, YOU saved your own life.
I only had a hand in a teeny tiny piece of communicating information to you. You made the connection and the effort. And you did the work to translate your desire for change INTO ACTUAL CHANGE.
*There is a small caveat / exception here, and that is a very short window of time when it IS about the food. That time is the brief moment between when you awaken to the fact that you need to make a change, and the time when new information enters your state of awareness. Note that this information isn’t truly new to any human, if we’re being 100% honest with ourselves.
Once you become aware or awake to the truth you always knew – that real food is what humans naturally are designed to consume – then this window has closed.
The time of not knowing is over, and the time of taking action must begin.
What do you think? What was it about for you, or what is it about for you, knowing now what food truly is?
Let me know in the comments below – I’d love to hear from you!