Many years ago I was working with a trainer (not the one I have now) and she wasn't very good. Actually, she was terrible...but she did say one interesting...INSPIRING thing to me...it was...
EAT TO LIVE..DON'T ...LIVE TO EAT
This really struck a chord with me...Up to that point I really didn't listen to any eating/food/dieting advice. I pretty much just ate..I never was overly concerned about food/exercise or fitness. Throughout the next several years I replayed that message but really didn't do much about with it.
I now eat pretty good. I make good choices. Last year at this time not so much..chips, sweets, pop/soda, candy, cookies and all sorts of veggies and fruits...you see I liked it all!
Food quickly turns into a problem for most of us. It is what we plan most of our lives around...going out to eat, dieting, holidays, get togethers, emotional eating etc etc...I know I am/was a victim.
I again replayed this message about 5 months ago and took it to heart...hence the inspiring part..I started taking myself out of the daily grind of food and its conotations.
When planning on visiting friends I would offer to go for a walk or to a park vs to a resturant. When needing to gather for a meeting I would offer to bring some fruit vs something less nutritional. When needing to do something fun with people I would suggest something other than meeting for dinner.
Has it been easy? Actually kinda...the other cool thing is it opens up a lot of conversation with people.
Today...5 months later...I am less concerned about food...well actually very concerned about what I eat...I am careful most days/moments of what I put in my mouth. Most all the food I eat tastes really good. The flavor is fabulous. I am rarely if ever full..which to me, feeling full is uncomfortable.
I don't forsee in the future of going back to my old ways...I do need to figure out how to maintain and enjoy some savory things...but til then I will carry on eating to live!
Just a photo of me and my new jacket! Love it!