Don’t Judge Your Food

When you have been dieting for many years, you’ve probably got into the habit of judging your food. Each diet will have different foods that it advocates and others that it prohibits – protein is good, carbs are bad; cooked food is bad, raw food is healthy; meat is toxic, vegetables are nourishing. The list could go on and on.

One of the principles of mindfulness is not to judge – yourself, those around you and the food you eat. Different foods are good for different people at different times. All food is allowed, you just need to learn to listen to your body’s unique needs.

Of coarse every food has its own unique qualities, and these qualities get transferred to us when we eat it. This is another topic on its own completely – Food Energetics. When you start to eat more intuitively, you will start to have a deeper ‘knowing’ of what you need to eat to balance your body.

This is different to judging your food. When you judge your food you are choosing to not eat a food because its considered ‘fattening’ or it goes against what your diet is telling you to eat. You are not listening to your body.

The Whole of the Moon

The Whole of the Moon

I was listening to "The Whole of the Moon" by The Waterboys the other day. I've heard the song many times over the years, but this time I was really present and listened. This was the message: "I pictured a rainbow, you held it in your hands..." We go around thinking...

Why is dieting so bad?

Why is dieting so bad?

Why is dieting so bad? As I’ve mentioned previously, most of us are born with the innate ability to know what our bodies need and when. We slowly lose this ability through social conditioning or for other reasons. Some of these reasons being: eating because we are...

Why do we overeat?

Why do we overeat?

What does it mean to overeat? It means to take in more energy than our bodies need. If we are consistently taking in more food than our bodies are using, the extra weight gets stored as fat. This takes us back to our energy equation: energy in (food) > energy out...

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