Food is not good or bad, it just is. So if eating certain foods doesn’t make us a bad person and we can eat whatever we want, how do we keep ourselves from eating play foods all of the time?
Ask yourself these two questions when making choices around food:
- How do I want to feel after eating this?
- Is this bringing me closer to or further from my goals?
You absolutely can eat as much as you want of whatever you want, but do you want to feel overstuffed, bloated and sluggish afterwards?
It is time to start making conscious choices about what you choose and how you want to feel physically and mentally. It is a choice. No one is holding a gun to your head and making you eat that third or fourth slice of pizza or the last of the party-size bag of Doritos. You always have a choice in the matter. Sometimes those choices will leave you feeling less-than-stellar. It’s okay. Dust yourself off and make a choice that serves you better next time. It’s not the end of the world.
As you continue to build your Go To Foods List, consider thinking of food as an employee who needs to be hired to do a job in your body. Use these questions to interview the foods you put on the list.
Name of food:
Food’s qualifications to do good work:
What will this food do when it gets in your body?
How will this food make your body perform and feel?
What problems will it cause?
What value will it add?
Should you allow this food to do work in your body? Should you hire it? Why or why not?
Is this food high-grade, low-grade, or problem-causing employee?
Should you add this food to your power or play list?