My personal food philosophy:
- I eat beautiful, healthy food – organic and local if possible, because it makes me feel healthy and beautiful and strong.
- I buy food from local farmers if possible because it makes me feel vibrant and connected to the community.
- I buy organic if possible because I believe it is better for me, and it also makes me feel like I am doing my own small part to contribute to long-term sustainability.
- I think about how food is going to affect me short-term and long-term before I eat it.
- I limit grains and sugar in my diet because I know my body functions better without them.
- I do not eat cereal because it is a trigger food for me.
- I include a lot of healthy fats in my diet and am not afraid of that because I know my body runs well on them.
- I am always learning and refining what is best for me. I am not afraid to try new ways and ideas and remain open to innovative (and often scary) ways of thinking.
- I eat vegetables every single day.
- I will not feel guilty about eating chocolate – ever!
- I believe in the way I eat and commit to it because my health is important, and I can't afford to let it go.
- I listen to my body and give it what it needs, particularly in regards to training.
- I indulge periodically, with intention and without guilt.
- I do not eat mindlessly. I eat with full awareness of what I am putting into my body.
- I do not eat something "bad" because I have already indulged on a particular day. I avoid the "whatever" or "oh, well" or "all-or-nothing" mentality.
So, do you have a personal food philosophy? I'd love to hear what are some of the main points of yours!