Who doesn’t love yummy, amazing food?
“Food, glorious, food…” is one of my favorite songs from the musical Oliver and I sang it to my kids when they were little and hangin’ with me in the kitchen.
But what happens when that yummy, amazing food isn’t really good for us? Or we don’t even know that it’s not good for us? And what about emotional eating?
Listen to this great conversation with the Nutritious Moms, who are all about finding low-stress ways to incorporate healthy eating into our busy family lives and ways to avoid sugar and carbs . . . Our latest in the GVK Lovin’ Our Bodies segment.
It was so great having Sheree Druskin and Caren Laboy of The Nutritious Moms to chat with on GVK! Both were educated at the IIN (Institute of Integrative Nutrition) and have taken that education out into the world to wake us up about our food intake and healthy eating.
We talked about alternatives to sugar (coconut sugar: who knew?!) and how to start really waking up about our eating habits. The Nutritious Moms started because their children were getting waaaaay too much sugar at school. Sheree and Caren realized that there was a need for food education… and not just for the children, but for the adults, too.
One thing for sure—the problem starts with the adults. A girlfriend of mine tried to get sugar parties taken out of her school system. Her daughter was coming home and having huge emotional sugar crashes and couldn’t focus because every day it was someone’s birthday party. When she brought this issue up with fellow parents, she was literally shunned and castigated! Geesh! That gives us a clue as to how emotional food is for us.
I need to be vigilant about what I’m putting in my mouth and why.
Slowly, over time, I’ve learned a lot about nutrition. I know now what my body needs and what it doesn’t. I have also learned that sometimes, even though I know that something isn’t great for me, I eat it anyway. Sigh. But the consequences no longer feel worth it.
When I’m mindful about my food, I am clear, focused and unruffled. I am living my Higher Self. And that feeling/being has become more important than covering up an uncomfortable feeling or running from my ego fears…