Every now and then I get asked a question along the lines of
“Do you find it difficult eating the way you do?”
“Is this food ok with you – should we go to a raw food restaurant instead?”
“How do you find things on the menu?”
So let me tell you how I eat.
I eat a very normal, balanced diet.
I eat whatever I want.
If I want something, I eat it and I enjoy it.
It just so happens
That usually what I want
Is to make my body feel nourished.
I am not a vegan
Nor a vegetarian
I do not eat by following rules
I used to do this and it made me very unhappy.
I eat when I’m hungry
I (try to) stop when I’m full.
I love fish and seafood
I try to not have much dairy or bread
As my body tells me
They don’t agree
But sometimes – I want to so I eat them still anyway.
I don’t eat meat anymore but
Who knows maybe one day
I will really want to
But right now I feel better without.
I eat hearty vegetarian meals
Lots of smoothies and green juices
Good fats and plant proteins.
But I also really love sushi.
I love experimenting and trying foods I’ve never tried before.
I love red wine and a cheeseboard.
And sometimes I just really fancy pizza.
I will never again deprive myself of food I want to eat.
I know the vision for how I want my relationship with food to be:
Never again tied down by rules.
But listening to my body’s natural intuition
And connecting on a daily basis
I am no saint
I do not have a perfect diet nor do I want to.
I know I make mainly healthful choices
And enjoy my decisions.
And I refuse to punish myself.
Most of my own recipes are plant based
All of them are healthful
You won’t find meat in my recipes
Nor refined sugar, or a lot of dairy
And this is not because I am telling you never to eat these foods
Or trying to pretend I have a perfect diet.
It’s because of the simple fact
People do not need more meat in their diet
People do not need more sugar or more dairy
People need more plants
More nutrient dense foods
More leafy greens
So I’m writing this to remind you
Even though I provide these recipes
And help women eat better
My real job is helping you find freedom around food
And have a better relationship with your body and how you treat her.
I don’t want you to be perfect
I want you to be Ok with being imperfect.
I want you to BASK in your imperfect-ness.
And I want to assure you
That I am far from perfect
I am imperfect just like the rest of the world
There are like 7 billion of us
And I love food.
And I want you to love food too.
And not be at war with it.
This is not a diet.
This is the opposite of a diet.
Your body does not want a set of rules
Or to start again on Monday
Your body is crying out to be listened to
To be connected with.