I’m here today to talk about something that I am more than 98% sure each individual on this planet has struggled with before. Balance, balance more specifically in terms of food and living that “healthy lifestyle” that we all so badly want to maintain.
The truth is, whilst yes, personally I have found it relatively easy on my behalf to keep up with the “health track” I am by no means perfect and do find myself at times feeling really crumby for something “bad” that I ate or something which I would never usually indulge in.
In the past it used to really freak me out. I hated losing control of what I was putting into my mouth and even social gatherings would sometimes cause me get nervous whether there was going to be a healthy option for me to eat or not.
Obviously, with growth and my own personal development I have managed to move away from this whole idea that certain foods are “good” and “bad” for you. I instead view food to this day as something which should add nutrients and nourishment to your body, so yes a delicious chopped up salad with all the veggies and greens will definitely be beneficial to your body! But that by no means implies that it’s not okay for you to enjoy a slice of cake when you want to!
What I am trying to say is that I have learnt ( and still am learning) how to listen and be in tune with my body. I do love eating good healthy foods, like my green smoothies and raw desserts, simply because they make me feel good inside and provide a “glow” which really does make me feel alive, however, I know that if I am out for dinner with loved ones or having an amazing Sunday adventure day at a beautiful wine farm or a restaurant with a seaview and all I want is a scoop of the peanut butter ice cream from the creamery– honestly best artisanal ice cream in Cape Town, I will go and buy that ice cream and enjoy all of its flavour and creaminess.
For you see one cannot hold a form of guilt against or alongside food. Food is just food after all. You can never go back to a certain day or a certain moment, the experience takes place in present time so you just have to be conscious of what you want and what will fill your soul and enjoy the moment!