Monday, February 16, 2009

Simply Kind Tuesdays - Nourishment

We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons. ~Alfred E. Newman


Isn't it the truth? Somewhere down the line, things have gone askew. I know my eating habits have. It's time to be more kind to my body and start eating healthier.

I have some weird food allergies which make it difficult to just pick up something healthy, like carrot sticks or an apple, and munch away. In my teen years, it was discovered that I had become allergic to almost all fruits and vegetables unless they were heated first. Apparently, the heat destroys the protein I am allergic to. After years of loving oranges and watermelon, fresh broccoli and more, I could now only eat those things after blasting the protein which in turn wrecked the taste for me.

After years of trying to eat semi-healthy without putting forth extra effort (and really not succeeding at it), I've decided to make a concerted effort to be kind to my body and try eating healthier again. It's so easy to slide into consuming mostly processed foods when they're so convenient and lack the protein I must avoid.

While I was sick last week, foods tasted differently, everything was too salty, and it reminded me that yes, all these processed foods ARE too salty and not just in taste. It also had me thinking about how I feel better physically when I'm eating right. That extends to my mental well-being as well. Funny how that works!

I think it's important to indulge in a big fat chocolate brownie once in a while and enjoying a tasty margarita with the girls now and again. That's being kind to our soul. :) But from this point forward, I'm making a pledge to be kinder to me by taking the time to heat up those veggies and bake those fruits into a pie instead of foregoing them altogether.

Would you like to join me in this pledge?

We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are. ~Adelle Davis

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5 comments:

  1. Ohh noooo....what a 'grrrrr and rawr!' kinda deal.
    I do feel for ya.
    BOY do I feel for ya.

    I'm also determined to do some things different with my eating/food issues....mostly cuz I have a very growly Brit on my case. *laughing*

    Now THERE'S motivation for ya! ;-)

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  2. I love this post! This is so very very true. I think we must eat kindly to live kindly.

    Thank you for sharing your journey!!

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  3. Good luck on eating healthier!!!!

    thank you so much for your comment on losing my sweet puppy and for reminding me about the Rainbow Bridge. I spent alot of time on that sight and it helped :)

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