I found this quote on the Post Secret Blog…
“I know it means I’m going to be alone forever, but I can’t stop eating.”
To me, this is a strong and rather shocking reminder of how messed up our relationships with food can become.
Many of us use food for much more than just fuel for our bodies.
We use food as something to stress and obsess ABOUT. We use it to define ourselves and our life choices.
We can also use our food to COPE with our life-stress and obsessions, as a defense mechanism and as a security blanket.
Either way, with the wrong relationships food alone can be a damaging obsession in our lives.
My advice? Avoid viewing food as a cure-all, and see it for what it is ==> A fuel for your body, and a reason to get together with other people.
Food is nourishment and food is celebration.
Eat less while enjoying the foods you eat and don’t let your foods control you. My opinion is that this is the key to having a healthy relationship with food, AND a healthy, lean body.