What’s the perfect diet?
What can and can’t you eat?
How many calories are in that?
Our relationship with food has become exhausting. We constantly beat ourselves up for not being perfect and punish ourselves as a result.
I’m not an expert on the perfect diet, by any means, but I have found a few people who have inspired me to think about food in a new way:
The first is Michael Pollan.
I discovered him on the Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations podcast.
The episode is “Conscious Eating”
Michael Pollan’s philosophy is that, “three times a day we get to express our values through food.” He believes that we have let convenient foods take over our diets and that this is making us unhealthy. He talks about the power of cooking your own food and knowing exactly what you put into your body.
If you don’t have the podcast app, here’s the audio from it
The second is Mel Wells.
I discovered her on the Earn Your Happy podcast.
The episode is “231: How Healing Your Relationship with FOOD Can Help You LIVE A FULFILLED LIFE”
Mel’s philosophy is that releasing our need for control around food is the key to having a better life. She emphasizes the importance of listening to your body, letting go of strict rules, and understanding that sometimes our cravings are not actually for the food itself but for some kind of change in our lives.
I summarized her ideas quite a bit, but the podcast I shared with you will do a good job of filling in the gaps and make more sense of the philosophy.
Here website is linked here.
Highly recommend her video as well-