Potato chips doused in soybean or corn oil does not scream health. However, sincerely enjoying those potato chips is a different story. If you love the taste, texture and smell of those potato chips, believe they are healthy (if they say “low fat” and you think this is “good”, etc.), chew that chip to a mush so your body has an easy time digesting it and don’t feel any guilt whatsoever while eating the chips then your ACTIONS and THOUGHTS are indeed screaming health.
What you eat is important. So is how you eat. And what you do with what you eat. Are you sitting on your ass all day or are you engaging in regular movement throughout the day? A modern day potato chip is likely more disease promoting to the individual who lives a sedentary lifestyle compared to the active individual.
Context matters. Always. No exceptions.
I used to feel guilty after eating “junk food.” And guess what? I suffered through 2 winters binge eating. It was not pleasant. Luckily I managed this past winter, likely because I was crazy busy and then flew to Hawaii.
Did you know that you can fly to Hawaii for only $5? I did. More on that later.
It’s been a long time coming but today I no longer feel guilty after eating any edible food. This isn’t 100% but I’ve come a long way. It does not matter if I’m eating a carrot or a slice of I-have-123-ingredients-in-me cake. However, as you’ll see in the video below, I no longer crave many of the foods that I did before just because of my mindset.
I LOVE real food. I LOVE real food more than ever actually. Local food. Food that is sustainable. Fresh. Nourishing. But I’m not always surrounded by said food. And the food that I am usually surrounded by may not be the greatest option, but in the end, our body needs calories. It does not matter what the calories are, if you are consuming calories then you can live for many years. Many can eat a lot of junk food, then eat mostly real food and flip their crippling disease 180 degrees.
Human beings are incredible beings.
Enough text. Watch the video for the drive home lesson in all of this. More videos on my random thoughts coming soon. I’d love to read your thoughts on my thoughts.
And this blog post has not been revised. I just wrote and published. It will be revised soon. I’m busy these days. Cheers!
I’m terribly sorry for the video quality. Kind of. I think it’s awesome how I can take a video with my iPhone and then upload it to YouTube rather easily. With that being said, better quality videos are on their way.