Food and Groundedness

Today I want to talk about… food. You know? the stuff that nourishes our body? Yes, that stuff! So much time in a day is spend on food, thinking about what to make, preparing what we have decided to make, eating what we made, then cleaning up the mess that was done while we made it.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to eat? Yes maybe.

Not really. Not for me. Putting time and effort into preparing foods that nurture my body is very grounding. Of course, it can be something I do because I have to do it, rush through doing it so that I can be done quicker and then move on to better thing. Interestingly, when the food addict part of me has control, nothing is about being grounded or about nurturing my body. It is all about what is readily available, high processed, fat and salty foods and sometime sweet foods and I don’t want to be cooking it! But recently, the healthy eater part of me has taken charge and that is a totally different story.  The healthy eater part of me loves making deliciously nutritious foods filled with goodness. I really love it when my healthy eater is in charge.

As I mentioned earlier, putting effort into preparing foods that nurture my body is very grounding to me. To nurture my body with nutritiously healthy foods requires mindfulness. It is much easier nowadays to go for the not so healthy stuff. The grocery store is full of unhealthy options. The lure of these is strong as it can save me time, time I would rather be doing something else. However, I find that my health is worth the time and effort investment. It is a matter being mindful and setting priorities. When I’m in my healthy mindset, that time and effort is so worth it. I feel good about myself. I feel good about doing something from scratch as opposed to purchasing all ready processed food. Not only it nurtures my body but it nurtures my mind and heart as well. What can be better than that?

I’m cautious though. I tend to be an all-or-nothing kind of person and that has gotten me in trouble many times. I intent to heal the split in me whereas my healthy eater and my compulsive eater can finally reach a peaceful understanding and join forces. Right now, it feels like I’m on the right path and that feels good, very good! It is a good path to be on. May I remain on this path.

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Joy
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I love food – the picking it out and prepping and cooking with it…and then the eating of it, and even the cleaning up after. If meals came in capsule form, I would be so bored!

I’m glad you are feeling good about the path you are on. May you continue to experience delight and joy as it unfolds.

christine clements
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When I eat things that nourish my bod I feel physically and emtionally good,.. when I eat things that are the opposite , I feel the opposite , most of the time ,. If I have a donut it feels and tastes great ,.. So once and a while maybe once a week I will eat something from that side of the fence 🙂 But for the most part 98 % I’d say ,. its good for my body. I just don’t keep donuts or that stuff in the house,.. that is what works for me !! Cause if I… Read more »
David
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More power to you Ginette You are an inspiration to me of working hard to make the healthy choices while battling addictions What a go

Kathie
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I recognize the battlefield between opposites, between dark and light. I too want to offer an olive branch and make peace. My skirmishes are between my Encourager and my Inner Critic are similar to those between your Nourishing Eater and your Compulsive Eater. I am learning to be kind to myself too. 🙂

Linda
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This is such a good reminder, Ginette! I’ve been eating whole, simple foods since the spring and love how I feel. But it does take a lot of planning, prep and cleanup! I’m also hoping I don’t fall into the comfort food trap as Autumn approaches. I will also have maintain that healthy mindset and remember it’s worth it.

Lynne Mizera
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What an lovely post! I especially enjoyed the gentle reminder that WE are just as important and require as much love from our own self as we give and do for all the “others” that we nurture… Thank you and sending (hugs)

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