I love eating. I love food. I love trying new foods and exploring new cuisines. I love tantalizing my tastebuds and triggering temptations with decadent smells and food porn! I am always about falling in love with food and loving ourselves deliciously.
And…. If food is our only outlet for divinity and our only entry point to adventure, imbalance is created. And in that imbalance, we may start food hoarding, overeating to try to chase that feeling of the initial bite of exquisite curiosity and adventure. We expect that the more hits we have of food, the more likely the initial high to return or last longer, but food doesn’t work like drugs. Once we are past the point of satiety and enjoyment, food can make us feel more and more awful, creating fatigue instead of energy, sluggishness instead of curiosity, overwhelm instead of comfort.
Are you overeating really rich foods when your life is lacking richness? Are you bored and stuck in a rut and food is replacing that need for adventure, joy, doing something new, exploration?
Don’t punish yourself for turning to food for adventure and excitement, but instead book some flights, find some new things to do in your town, join a meetup, start a hobby, make new friends, get out and enjoy life, learn something new, find excitement off your plate and see if patterns of overeating decrease too.
Food and eating should always be enjoyed and eating beyond satiety risks hurting our relationship to food, to our bodies, and to our sense of joy. Finding more adventure in our lives; nurtures our bodies, our souls, our relationships, and our health. The greatest adventure starts with simply deciding to do something different and stepping out of our box.