It's Just Food!

I don't want my life to be controlled by food or about the way I look. That's why I have a problem with the Paleo and The Zone diets that are big with CrossFitters. I don't think there's anything WRONG with them, but it's just not for me!

I don't WANT to be on a diet. I just want to open up the fridge when I'm hungry, grab something, and eat it!

I don't want to constantly think about how many carbs, fat and protein are in a food, and I don't want to have to weigh and measure every little thing I put into my body. I just want to eat!

And I want to enjoy the food I eat. There are many things in my diet that I don't like at all, but I eat them regularly anyway because I know it's good for me. I don't like broccoli or salads; I can tolerate cauliflower, sweet potatoes and asparagus...but I would NOT eat any of those foods by choice, and I don't particularly enjoy eating them. I just force it down. But I do want to enjoy some of the things I eat!

Like grains. I like my oats mixed chocolate protein in the mornings or Ezekiel bread with a little butter and cinnamon. I LOVE Krema natural peanut butter, and I have 2 big spoonfuls of it every night before bed! I like my Carbmaster strawberry banana yogurt-it tastes almost like icecream to me! I don't want to give those things up, and I think I can still be healthy, lean and fit eating those things.

I don't want FOOD to control me; I don't want to freakin' have anxiety over food! And I have a tendancy to let it do that. What I do now and will continue doing is to choose healthy foods, to not over-do it with the carbs/grains, to focus on eating mostly natural foods and getting in more vegetables, and simply eating when I'm hungry while controlling my portions.

Food is just fuel to keep us alive, that's all it is. And yes, it is to be enjoyed! We should eat healthy foods to take care of the body God gave us, but not worry about it constantly or let it control our lives.

Matthew 6:31-33:
So don't worry about these things, saying, 'What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?' These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.

Comments

  1. Excellent point of view. I remember writing in my journal about this same thing a few years ago. Moderation is what is biblical :) Glad to see you don't feel like you have to follow food 'laws' :)

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