Have you ever thought about what your relationship with food looks like? Have you become bound by the do’s & don’ts of our ‘food rules’? Do you or people you know rob yourselves of the freedom of just eating. We even term certain eating as cheating, labeling it as something bad or forbidden – isn’t that a one way ticket to guilt city? Surely if we were to cheat in a test our conscience would step in to make us aware of the wrong we have done, and cue the guilt. Sadly this would be no different, except that we really have not wronged.
So when did food stop being food? When did we take the enjoyment out of eating? The truth is this happened when we began associating food with feelings of guilt, regret and self-loathing. The greatest thing we can possess is awareness and with that awareness comes huge power in being able to change the way our children experience food and their incredible bodies.