Thank you for joining me for the final issue in this series. I feel it’s so important to have a positive relationship with food because it’s such a huge part of our life.
If we learn to love and respect food while loving and respecting ourselves, we’ll have the perfect recipe for heath and happiness.
Hurdle 3: There’s no way I would ever want to eat that much food
As I mentioned in part 1, eating was a chore for me. I only did it because I knew I would die if I didn’t.
I looked at food as the enemy, something I had to fight against. And I always lost, which made it even worse. The only time I enjoyed eating was when I had cheesecake or something else toxic in front of me.
So, when I was considering becoming vegan I had a moment of disappointment when I realized I would have to eat even more than I did back then, if I were to do it right and eat plant foods.
I was just reminded of a time right before I went vegan. I was watching several of Freelee’s videos and was so inspired by how much she ate and that she loved every bite. I longed for that feeling. To be excited to eat.
I was so inspired and I knew this lifestyle would transform my relationship with food. And it really has.
Back to what I was saying. I think we all have these sensors in our brain that we have created to tell us when we think we should stop eating. So how did I get my brain to allow me to eat more food? Honestly, I ate until I felt like I was going to throw up. Every time. I essentially forced myself to ignore those sensors.
Now, I don’t know that I can recommend this for everyone because, let’s face it, it’s a bit strange. And there is a negative tone there that could potentially affect your relationship with food (which we are trying to improve).
But that’s what worked for me. Slowly, I was able to eat larger and larger portions before hitting the gag reflex. I don’t eat that way anymore though because I have conditioned my body and brain enough and am able to eat all that I want.
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