In todays “diet” culture, many people eat their food with a lot of guilt. They allow thoughts such as: “I shouldn’t really be eating this but it’s ok if no one sees me!” or “I’ll allow myself just this one donut but I promise not to have any for another month!”
What happens then is consumers eat then their food habitually with an attitude of guilt! Without trying to make you all feel guilty, but that to me is a kick in the teeth to all the people around the world who are starving!! So here’s the ironic thing, I am actually deliberately trying to make you feel guilty so that you stop feeling guilty while you eat! Confused? Good!
We are so priveleged to be in a position to have an immense abunance and variety of food available to us 24/7! It’s pointless eating it with guilt. In fact, you have a CHOICE, you can either eat it with total love and appreciation, or you can eat it with a sense of guilt. Eating it with guilt will negate much of the benefit you will get from the food! In my humble opinion, it’s better to eat junk food with love and appreciation than it is to eat healthy food with guilt!
But to eat healthy food with absolute appreciation is vital for your not only your physical but also your spiritual well being! Learn to be grateful for having food in front of you. When your plate of food arrives in front of you, offer a two second silent prayer of thanks. Who are you thanking? It doesn’t matter, just feel the gratitude, feel like you deserve that food, feel like you appreciate the amazing gift sitting on the plate in front of you, feel happy and celebrate the joyous feeling of being able to nourish your body!!
As I’m writing this I’m reminded of the song Homer Simpson sings sometimes:
“Yummy yummy yummy, I got love in my tummy and I feel like loving you!” 😆