For a little background information on my journey to a healthier ever after, you may want to back up and read yesterday's post: (http://motivational-speakers-review.com/2013/04/01/health-and-wellness/my-journey-to-a-healthier-ever-after-awareness).
My nutrition specialist (sounds pretty cool, eh?) told me that I needed to change my perspective on food. Being a motivational speaker, I am all about changing perspective. I do believe that a list of things to do doesn't work half as well as a new habit. So I'm not really starting a diet, or a fitness regimen, or a schedule to a healthier me (though they are components) – I'm creating a new attitude. And I will write it, speak it, repeat it, memorize it, until it has replaced the old one. It will become my new mantra. And like I always say, "Don't wait until you feel it – fake it before you make it. Act on it, and eventually it will be." So I am going to act on these words over and over until they become my truth. And here they are (drum roll please):
I've got to stop seeing food as something to be enjoyed, but rather something to feed my body – to help me get where I want. I don't eat for taste. I don't eat for emotion. I eat for sustenance.
I'm learning to look at food in a whole new way. This is radical for me. I was raised on lard. I drool over baked goods. I relish the art of fine dining. Chocolate makes me happy. It doesn't mean I have to eat food that doesn't taste good. Thanks to Polly and this blog, I know that eating healthy doesn't have to be boring. One day I will tap back into the dining experience. But for now, food is simply a means to an end. And when tempted to use it for pleasure, I will just find a substitute. Like alcohol. Just kidding. Like maybe a funny TV show, or a good book, or something I enjoy that isn't edible.
Easier said than done, I know. But so is life.
See you at the next step!