How to Love Your Food
Whether you eat to live or live to eat, food is an important part of our daily lives. We experience food three to six times a day (although we likely think about it 100 times a day!), so it would be fair to say that we have a relationship, if not friendship, with food. Therefore, should we not then nurture our connection to food in ways that promote kindness and love, much in the way we nurture tangible relationships with other people?
Food sustains us. It gives us the fuel to move, play, smile, laugh and work. So here are ways to love your food and rekindle a food friendship.
Speak Highly of Your Food - How many of us has grumbled in the morning, "I'm tired of eating this bland cereal every morning"? Friends speak highly of one another, so if you don't like the foods you're spending time with, reevaluate your foods. Find a food that others rave about. Look for recipes that excite and inspire you so you'll be more likely to smile while you're eating rather than gulp down a dish you dislike.
Pay Attention to Your Food - Ever try to talk to someone who was juggling about three conversations at once? How did that make you feel? To love your food, it's important to respect it and provide it your undivided attention. When it's time to eat, try not to multi-task, eat in your car or at your desk, or mindlessly munch away on 10 different snacks for your meal. Sit down and enjoy each bite to the fullest.
Show Pride in Your Food - Now that Halloween has passed, who among has hidden stores of hard candies and milk chocolates tucked away in their desk or cupboard, only to be sneaked out piece by piece when no one is looking? Yes, most of us. In order to love your food, you must be proud of it. You shouldn't be ashamed of what's on your plate or in your hand? If you are, maybe it's time to rethink what you're about to eat.
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