Food as Fuel
Thursday, August 03, 2017
So a thought occurred to me this morning. I really love food! It's the reason I got to the unhealthy weight that I am, and I know for most people, this is a "duh" moment, but I have been thinking of food in the wrong way. I blogged about giving up on coffee as my coffee/caffeine addiction had been a really hard thing to break. What about my food addiction?
I decided to start thinking of food as not something to be enjoyed, but as fuel for my body only. This may seem like a sabotage, and not something that will help, but it is all about changing my mindset. I really loved coffee, the taste, the smell, all the little extras you could add to it to completely change the flavor profiles. I even loved the social aspect of it, since so many of my good friends are coffee snobs, which caused quite an uproar when I quit drinking it. However, the side effects of it were not great, always jittery, not able to function in the morning without at least 20 oz. of my morning brew, restless sleep, and the afternoon slump and fog that I would hit after the effects had worn off. So just because I love something, doesn't mean it is good for me, and it certainly doesn't mean I can't live without it.
My love of food, and sweets in particular, has not helped me at all, except to damage the only body I will have in this lifetime. Food preferences may come and go, but my body will be with me forever. I have to fuel it with the good premium fuel, not the economy stuff that is just to get me through the day.
So here's to changing the mindset again. Stay tuned for the updates...