Do you enjoy a quickie, or do you enjoy a longer, more languid session that is memorable and makes you smile every time you think about it?
Am I talking about sex or am I talking about food? The pleasure of eating is often compared to sex. A scrumptious meal, or your favorite food likely hits those same pleasure zones and creates similar chemical reactions in the brain.
What if we treated eating the way we treated sex? Take the time to get to know and understand what you are eating, or where your food comes from to gain a better appreciation from it. We know when we spend time on foreplay, the payoff is more satisfying. Why should it be any different with food?
How about this perspective. Think about mercy or sympathy “dating”. There are times where you are less fussy or selective with our choice of partner. The person of the moment isn’t your type, and they are certainly not the “one”. They may not even be good for you, however, they seem to be nice enough and it’s just easier and convenient for the time being. Sound familiar?
Do you do the same with food? “Ahh, it’s not a great meal, but I’m hungry and it will do”. It has no real nutritional value, but it tastes good. Is every meal you eat a mind blowing toe curling experience? Why not?
How long would you put up with bad sex?
How long or often do you put up with mediocre or bad food, or food that doesn’t nourish you?
Think about the most fulfilling relationship you have or have ever had and what a wonderful experience that was or still is. What would you look like if you treated your relationship with food like a relationship with the love of your life? Your food boyfriend if he had a voice, would he be able to convince you that:
- It’s good for you
- It’s good to you
- It’s satisfying
- You can trust and depend on it to take care of you
- It thrives with love and attention from you
It’s time to have the “talk” with your food boyfriend or food girlfriend to see where this relationship is going.