You are NOT what you eat!
The latest documentary may tell you, you are what you eat. But you're not. Food isn't your problem. Learn what is inside.
"Don't pray for patience if you don't want a test."
No matter how much I tell myself it is just an old wives tale, that statement is the sole reason I've never actually prayed for patience. I don't want to believe it, but there is just enough fear that it might be true to keep me from toying with it.
Yet, I do other ridiculous things like setting expectations that, without fail, blow up nearly instantly after I create them.
I vow things, but as soon as life threatens me just beyond my threshold, I cave into my comforts. That lately has meant eating a lot of cereal.
Not the organic, 'good-for-you' versions. I eat those reminiscent of my childhood. I'm partially fond of Fruity Pebbles, but give me any cereal birthed out of the 90s, and my troubles melt away.
Although, I know that's not actually the case.
Food doesn't have the power to change the outcomes of my life.
But for a brief moment, it can ease the feelings of it. This is why most of us turn to food in good and bad times. Food has a way of making you feel differently.
Cereal might not be your jam, but maybe that diet soda is. Or perhaps you prefer a pint of ice cream to celebrate or to grieve.
Consuming has become a great regulator of our lives.
No matter how much we hate it, food carries emotions or at least influences our emotions. Although food is not emotional. Your perception of food is.
I think that's why food has become the top of the hierarchy of health. Because we've given it our power, the power we believe can change us.
We've made it something food was never intended to be.
Food is nourishment. But it's not the answer to your health problems, weight problems, or even the reason you can't seem to show up in life as you had hoped.
It might be an easy scapegoat, but it's not your problem.
Food has been the central theme running through the health sphere for decades. It's been used, villainized, fought over, and even become the home to many people's deepest shame. I don't blame you or think you should blame yourself. Everywhere you turn, someone else is making a confusing mess involving food and how it influences your life.
Even the latest documentary claims, “You are what you eat.”
But I think if we stop there and let this be the story we believe about food, we will continue to let food control our health when it has no real power to do so.
We live stuck villainizing food while victimizing ourselves.
If I'm honest with you, nothing changes as long as what you need is the villain and who you are is the victim.
That's why I need to tell you, before we even dive into the new podcast series, that:
Food is not your problem.
Food matters, and we're certainly going to talk about that. But it's really not the reason you haven't experienced change. It's also not the reason you have health problems, to begin with.
You might have a problem with food, but food is not the problem.
At the end of the day, food doesn't choose you. You choose food.
Making you the real problem.
The best news with this understanding is that you are the answer to your problems. When you understand this, it can become the power to change not only your health but how you show up in every area of your life. The way you heal your food problems is the way you heal your relational problems, your addiction problems, or your numbing problems.
That's because all healing happens in the same way.
It begins by putting things back in their intended place and taking back your power.
Don't let food continue to be a distraction, hurting your health more than it's helping you.
I want to help you move forward. To stop villainizing food and victimizing yourself. I want to teach you how to break your toxic relationship with food so you can create a healthy one.
And I've realized it's the best place to start before we kick off a new podcast series called Health School: all the things you haven't heard about how your body works.
I want you to understand your body, but I've realized you can't see your body when you're too focused on food. You have to let go of your all-consuming beliefs about food so you can see your body. When you can see your body, you can understand it, making changes that work.
You are NOT what you eat. You ARE what you BELIEVE about what you eat.
Before the podcast series kicks off and we launch Health Made Simple for you to join in, I want to talk you through a mini-course to help you break with your old food beliefs and create the right relationship with food.
To create food freedom.
If you pay attention to nothing else this year, follow along with this.
Coming Monday is your very first of three lessons that will be released the following two Mondays. This is for everyone.
On Thursdays, I break down the lesson with action steps and accountability. This part is for paid subscribers only!
Monday = everyone
Thursday = paid subscribers
While you can get a lot out of the free mini-course if you're ready to level up your health, join the insiders. All year long, you'll get additional resources, action steps, guides, and live classes that build on the lessons we'll learn in the new podcast series.
I promise there are no mid-term exams, papers, or pop quizzes. Only extra credit to expedite your health!
Get 15% off by joining with an annual subscription before this new podcast series gets started.
Check your inbox on Monday. Things are about to get interesting!