Thank you people for continuing to inspire me to write cool things about the culture of wellness and how we participate in it. On to this blog’s topic…
A recurring conversation that I have is:
Friend, “Well, what do you eat?”
Me, “Honestly? I just eat what I want.”
Me, “Noooo, not really.”
Friend, “If I ate what I wanted, I’d just eat junk.”
Me, “Noooo, I don’t think you would.”
I feel that quite often there is a fundamental misunderstanding over what we want to eat and what we want to make to eat.
You and your body are super smart (most of the time).
You and your body probably agree on what you want to eat more often than you think you do. What you might disagree on is how much time and effort you are willing to put in to nourishing yourself.
If you had a world class chef and a cornucopia of amazing foods available to you at all times…Would you really only eat that giant bag of potato chips for supper?
Maybe. Maayyyyybe once in a blue moon…after having run an ultra marathon or something.
Really, it’s far more likely that you’d order something delicious, that met all your cravings and needs…and then you might add on a small snack after supper of something sweet or salty (depending on your leanings).
Please, toss that self-deprecating language in the garbage; you’re better than that.
If you ate what you wanted, I’m certain you’d eat far better than you think you would; you might just need to do a little clarification.
Next time you’re getting ready to nosh, clarify what it is that you’re doing. Are you eating what it is that you want? Or are you making what it is that you’re willing to make?
Is “wanting to make” greater than or equal to “wanting to eat”?