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Food; friend, foe, fuel, fix

Thursday, August 22, 2013

I use sparkcoach on my cell phone, and yesterday's assignment was to blog about my relationship with food. I don't like blogging from my cell phone, so I saved the blog topic until today. I think I have a multidimensional relationship with food, not all of it good. I turn to food for a fix. If I am in pain, I think, A little something will help, I need a banana for potassium, it's low blood sugar, and I try and eat my way to address the problem. I want to learn non food ways to nurture, soothe and solve problems. I don't see food as evil, or bad, but the amount and ways that I use it is evil and bad. I read an article about emotional eating, where the urge to binge was likened to a beast, and I so agree with that. I'm going to try non food ways to tame the beast- healthy snacks like apple and peanut butter when I wake up and "need" to eat, tonic water for leg cramps, sparking to put the beast off. I also see food as fuel, which is healthy. I need to eat to keep my blood sugar stable, and try to have three meals, two snacks at regular times. I try to choose healthy food, and for the most part do well. I love food, and cooking, and use that as my creative outlet. My family is less than appreciative of the healthy new way of cooking. Trying to please everyone, cook and stay in budget is a daily challenge.
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