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Sustenance

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The quote below comes from a blog titled SiciLean that I subscribe to. www.sicilean.com/2013/06
/wellness-wisdom.html
Be sure to read the entire tribute from the author to her 103 year old Sicilian grandmother who just died.
I love what she has to say about food as sustenance:

"Food assumed the role that it is meant to: food is sustenance.

Just think about the implications of that word, sustenance. It means that food should support us, nourish us, give us life and strength. How many people eat in a way that does all of those things? How many people, instead, use food to "numb out," and then experience frustration, deprivation, shame and guilt surrounding food?"
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IMEMINE1 7/9/2013 4:17PM

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FREEDOM710 6/29/2013 1:43AM

    Very true! Have a great weekend. You are the emoticon

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MRS_TOAD 6/28/2013 10:45AM

    Wonderful reminder of why we should eat. I often ask myself and my DH, "Are you really hungry or could you be eating for other reasons?"

Thanks for the reminder.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 6/27/2013 10:48PM

    Great Blog. Thank you for sharing.

HUGS
Pam

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NASFKAB 6/26/2013 9:31PM

  thanks for posting

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DOVESEYES 6/26/2013 8:30PM

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PETALIA 6/26/2013 5:08PM

    Ooooo, I like that. I often hear of 'fueling", that food ought to be nutrient-dense 'fuel'. Maybe the word 'fuel' is used because it is coming from an athletic context. I much prefer the word 'sustenance'. I like her definition, " It means that food should support us, nourish us, give us life and strength." Fuel is for machines. I want sustenance. Thanks for sharing this.

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GALINAZ 6/26/2013 3:26PM

    what a wonderful tribute

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IAMAGEMLOVER 6/26/2013 12:42PM

    What a beautiful blog. I think it is true too. My aunt Hazel is going to be 101 on June 27. She says it is because she ate right and worked hard. She lived on a farm since she married my Uncle. They had a dairy farm. She still quilts, though the stitching is not perfect and works in the garden. emoticon for the link to the blog.

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