Nearly 5 years ago, I found the Blue Zones https://biglaura.com/2016/12/15/ruth-and-blue-zones/,
gave up Diet Dr. Thunder https://biglaura.com/2016/11/18/diet-dr-thunder-made-me-look-like-this/,
and embraced a whole food plant based (WFPB) way of eating.
It made me feel strong, energized, clear-headed, and happy.
Food is a tricky thing. It just is. (If you have no emotional issues surrounding food, I’m pretty sure we cannot be friends) During this time of incredible uncertainty, stress, and sometimes outright fear, I find myself reaching for types of food that do not, ultimately, make me feel like my best self. I also find myself eating in response to boredom, stress, and fear.
I am happy to report that all of the aforementioned consumption makes me HUMAN. There is a reason society is collectively gaining the Covid-19, as in nineteen pounds, during quarantine. There is a reason that alcohol and cannabis sales are up during quarantine. We are, as a nation, and even as a global society, in a constant state of unease and uncertainty, and as a result, we are trying to eat, drink, and smoke our way through these feelings.
So, skipping the sizzle and getting to the bacon (mmm…bacon) I’m going back to my roots, YET AGAIN. Yoga, walking, writing, meditation, and tapping (more on that later) as a means of navigating difficult emotions and a WFPB diet as a means of nourishing and healing my mind, body, and spirit.
As has been previously established, my blog, my rules. So, if you’re tired of the food, nutrition hamster wheel that is a constant theme of my 50 years, I recommend reading something else for the next little bit.
However, if you’re curious, even morbidly so, or if you want to try a bit of this way of life for yourself, stick around.
Light and Love,
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I have used tapping and have found it helpful, too. However, the sick little part of myself that still wants to overeat rather than actually learn to feel feelings and give up food as a drug sabotages my efforts. I actually talk myself out of doing it! Nuts, right? haha