This weekend I did two things worth reporting. One – I saw the movie “Eat Pray Love,” which was a great story about a woman searching for self-knowledge and self-peace. I give it a thumbs up. Two – I ate. Over-ate, to be exact. Darn that movie and its scenes set in Italy with all the pasta, and pizza, and……more pasta. I went directly from the theater to the local Italian restaurant for a sheet of lasagna.
And then, there was the bacon, and I’m not talking about this kind of Bacon:
Part way through the weekend, after trying everything on the buffet at a Saturday afternoon bridal shower (including – you guessed it – more pasta), I called my sister for some intervention. She has official-like letters after her name, so I always listen to her when it comes to food.
A Note From Debbie, BS, CDM, CFPP
If you want to make healthy food choices with ease, trust yourself. Use your inner wisdom. And, don’t be fooled by advertising. Information from the 36 billion dollar food marketing industry has been shoved down our esophagus so far and fast that it is lodged in our pyloric sphincter.
Eat foods that are as much from their natural state as possible. No ingredient lists to review on the packaging. If you are worrying about pesticides and injected chemicals in foods that look natural…..we will save that for another discussion. For now, know this: we are smart and we can trust ourselves. Carrot = Carrot. No easy button needed.
If you can cut it loose from the ground or a tree, go for it. It’s what I call Food-Loose.
After a talk with my sister, I went home, made a salad, and danced around the kitchen singing the song. Come on, you’ve gotta remember.
♫ ♪ I get this feeling…That time’s just holding me down…I’ll hit the ceiling…Or else I’ll tear up this town…Tonight I gotta cut…Loose, Footloose…Kick off your Sunday shoes…♫ ♪
And for full disclosure, I also sang the part at the end that goes Everybody cut..Everybody cut…dunt dunt…Everybond cut footloose Food Loose as I was slicing and dicing the veggies. I’m weird. I know.
We probably spend more time staring into our closets picking out what tops to wear than planning our menus. What goes into our bodies is more important than what goes on them. We are what we eat, so Food-Loose will occasionally be featured on this blog.
Is food choice an important part of your life? Does eating healthy come easy to you, or is making good food choices difficult or confusing?
I have a tough week ahead…and lots in store to talk about. My dad is having lung surgery tomorrow, so if you have connections above, look up and shout out a little prayer for him to the Big Man.