Are you friends with your food?
In my early days of recovery, food was my full-blown enemy. I was not friends with my food. I didn’t look at food as fuel or friendship. Food controlled me, so it was the enemy. When I threw my hands up to the Universe and said, “HELP!” I realized that I had to start to re-train my brain. I had to start looking a food in a new light. I had to shine a loving light on food and use food as a way to fuel myself and respect myself, which was the exact opposite of how I’d been living for almost six years.
WHEW. Talk about a task!
Over the past three years, I have lived recovery. I keep setting goals for myself that stretch me spiritually. I get in at least three full-fat servings per day for my body, I meditate and get my yoga on for my mind, and I sing and dance at the top of my lungs to remind myself to not take life too seriously and to go with the flow. Small goals lead up to big change.
I’ve become friends with food. We respect each other and we love each other. Not every day, though. As AA says, “It’s progression, not perfection” and we are not perfect. Anyone who says they have a perfect friendship with food would be lying. Do we have a perfect friendship with our human friends? No. Anyone who says they have a good friendship with food 90% of the time, sure. It’s possible! Yes – food and I speak the same language. Are you friends with your food? Think about it, marinate on it (pun intended), and create a rockin’ friendship with your food! And remember that plant-based foods are always your friends.
And you, our dear friends, are KNOCKING our socks off.
Chickpea and Olive (@deemoney99) created this amazing appetizer. They say E is for EAT YOUR VEGGIES. We agree.
Stuffed potato with cashew sour cream, beet bacon, and scallions
Our girl Alina made her own veggie edible arrangement. How beautiful is this?
Speaking of friendship…
Kasey and I are certainly besties. We talk on the phone almost every day and every time I get off the phone with her, I feel like I’ve learned something new about myself. We just connect. We inspire each other every day and I’m so honored to call her one of my good friends. Despite knowing that we’re besties at heart, the two of us have never met…until now.
Kasey is actually coming to visit me in two weeks! Which leads to our announcement.
We will be hosting a #plantPOWER meet-up in Rhode Island! If you’re a New England resident and want to come hang out with us for the evening, we would absolutely love for you to join us. Kasey and I are so grateful for your virtual friendship and we’d love to see you in person.
All of the details are above. You just have to email me and we’ll get you all set up for the reservation. We hope to see you there!
P.S. – Make sure you check out Kasey’s post today! It rocks. Love you, friends!