So the last few days I was noticing my thinking was not particularly helpful.
I have also been thinking of food far more than I have for years, like since back in the day when I used to think I needed to go on a diet. Before I realised that you make healthy eating a way to be and do.
Then last night I realised it was the Full Moon. This powerful entity that moves the seas in and out often affects me.
But back to thinking about food.
This is interesting for me as it again highlights how much food is emotional and psychological.
The idea of a "treat".
I go mental at my mum constantly sneaking junk food to Joni who is 2 and very slight. She keeps telling her the sugar and trans fats she wants to give her are a "wee treat." And she does it over and over, even sneaks it to her when she thinks we are not looking and it makes my blood boil.
Now she is not a bad person, she loves the kids with all of her big heart and she never gave us food like she gives Joni.
Ice lollies at breakfast, defrosted potato scones put in the microwave then fried with vegetable oil, so toxic and carcinogenic I actually can feel my body rage just writing this.
What is that about? Why is it sooooo oppressive. Everyone laughs and thinks it's funny except me and Nicky. Everywhere you go people want to put stuff into their mouths that will spike their blood sugar and change their body functions.
It makes no sense to me.
But here I am too thinking of a wee treat. A wee coffee lol. Its the same thing. We talk about wee treats and it gives us a nice feeling, and its part of the play of the mind to justify that we should have it.
Whatever it is we are craving, be it a cigarette, a glass of wine, a pile of sugar, its the same deal, we are chasing the feeling.
Now don't get me wrong I am a big fan of the 80/20 rule. Do it right 80% and the body will manage.
But sometimes when you are sick or unwell or if you have a child then you are disciplined and stick to 100% rulle, until such times as it is relevant to change.
The problem is when you start giving kids processed foods, they will start to prefer the taste. If they dont have it they dont miss it. If everyone just stuck together and stopped lying about wee treats we would be fine.
McDonalds actually have a marketing strategy called the pester factor. Parents are tired now and when kids go on and on about something they often get it just for peace. I of course have done this. It does not make it right.
The kids eyes light up cause they want the drug that will set of the reaction in their brains.
It is not a treat for the body, it is a drug for the mind.
When my mum said to Joni yesterday "it is just a wee treat" I said actually it is poison for your wee body.
I know I sound like a freak and you probably think it does not matter, but unfortunately it does.
It was fine back in the day when the wee treat only happened 2 or 3 times a month, but now we are talking everyday and often more than that.
Refined, processed sugar is a drug and it kills a lot of people and makes even more very miserable.
We need to change our language around it for the sake of our health and maybe more importantly our kids health.
We are a bundle of energy. Our thoughts are electrical in nature and our feelings are magnetic in nature. We inherit feelings and beliefs around foods and everything else in our lives. We learn from our parents, caregivers and peers how to be in this world.
Live nutrition is essential for long term brain and body health.
Our foods affect our moods, our chemistry, electrical and magnetic field, it is our fuel.
When we are looking for optimum health and happiness we need to take this into consideration.
I know from doing the fast that I can do it. Never even entered my head to have one.
I am listening to my mind telling me all the reasons why I can "just have one.". That is the trap.
The difference between need and want.
Be interesting to see how it feels by the end of the 6 weeks.
We can release that charge. I am letting go of the belief I need coffee. I allow myself to release all addictive behaviours and wants.
I am eating only healthy, healing foods that will nourish and feed my body.
I am healing, I am healing.