Eating with intent. I mean, who does that? I think I eat because I enjoy food. Especially when I am in social settings, it’s hard to remember the purpose or intention that drove me to this journey in the first place. On this journey, I am learning so much about mindfulness in eating and how it is possible to make good choices.
At 50+ years old, I’ve suffered from Fibromyalgia for many years. I feel luckier than most I know who suffer with this disease. I have never been unable to get up in the morning, yet some days my body hurts all over. I’ve learned to live with it as my doctors told me a long time ago that it’s most likely due to weight gain. The other thing I’ve suffered with since I put on the extra 75+ pounds is swollen joints. My feet would swell up so much at times that I couldn’t even wear shoes. True story.
Since I’ve been on this journey, I have not had swollen feet once since I lost the first 15lbs. My body still aches as I’m still learning to eat with the purpose and intention of health in mind, yet most days I still struggle. Processed foods, sugars, milk products, etc. are some of the things that cause my Fibro to rear it’s ugly head. I’m not there yet, in the place where I’m happy avoiding anything, but perhaps some day.
It’s hard to eat with intent and purpose, but it’s not impossible. I would like to think that the day is coming where I will truly eat to live, as opposed to living to eat. Does anyone else think about their next meal all day long? I do.It's hard to eat with intent and purpose, but it's not impossible. Click To Tweet
What does it mean for you to eat with intent? Are you making strides in this area? I would love to chat with you about it. Leave a comment so we can connect.
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