The Unhealthy Truth
I realize this is another topic about food, but this is one that is big for me and I recently have been using as a reminder for myself to enjoy food without guilt.
I liked the article because i've dealt with the unhealthy effects of obsession with 'wellness'. I've long battled with food and body image, so I liked the reminder to myself to relax more about what I choose to eat and to actually enjoy eating it.
Here's an excerpt from the article. The full content can be found here.
A few years ago, I found wellness. My body felt like a burden, and the food I ate didn't seem to energise me: it dulled my edges, left me foggy, soft and slow. So I made a change. I got rid of the chocolate bars, microwave meals and cakes. I read about plant-based diets, and stopped eating meat, fish, dairy, eggs and anything too processed. Every dinnertime, I sat back in my seat and watched everyone else tuck into their meals, content in the knowledge that I couldn't eat, so wouldn't eat. I thought about food all day; I woke up at night thinking about sausage rolls, pizza, roast chicken with crisp, lemon-rubbed skin. I saw ill-health at every turn and in every mouthful. I became fearful and thin. I had found wellness. I was not well.
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2716 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406