I am committed to a 40 day food plan that has me fasting from many of my daily comfort foods. I am struck by how my food choices have changed since the days of Fitness North, not that long ago, but how new comfort foods have stepped up to the plate! I am learning that even healthy choices can serve a “wrong” purpose. I have been learning so much about portion control and the difference between what my mind wants and what my body needs. I am pleased to say that since October, my portion control has changed dramatically. In this coming season, it is changing more. I am learning more about the true purpose of food and the many distorted ways I utilize food.
During this next phase of growth and learning, I am preparing only the amount of food I am allotted. I am training my mind to be satisfied without just a little more. I am learning that my body can be satisfied with much less than my mind believes. I am learning the balance between life is to be enjoyed (and often food is a part of that enjoyment) and food is nutritional and allows us energy to live a life of service.
And so, as I end this day with pangs of hunger, I am reminded how fortunate I am to have choices about food and how much I consume. Many people in our world are dying of starvation and do not know anything about the accessibility and abundance I am blessed to experience every day.
May I remember that lives are lost, hearts are numbed, and gluttony is practiced when too much food is consumed. I desire to live…to live fully alive…and in that, I can learn valuable lessons while being a bit hungry!