When traveling in packs, I often find myself in a position to “compromise” with my dietary needs and emotional habits. Being a vegan, if you can believe it, is not only a diet but it is most definitely (since I became one) a need. It keeps me grounded, centered, focus with the spiritual guide in me and for some reason, it allows me to be more mellow than I would usually be.
However, when big groups arise and I am singled out by the preferences in my daily menu, I have to play nice and eat whatever is around because of course, nobody wants a snob.
And so, I find myself one Black Friday afternoon indulging in an all cheese pizza that later on caused me (and for the most obvious reasons) heartburn, stomach aches and emotional nausea. After reading a book centered on emotional eating, I sometimes analyze whether or not it might be the fact that I have labeled these foods, the ones that comes from animals, as “not good for me”. In any case, the end result was stress and over analyzing of how soon I was going to be rid of these substances from my body.
Which led me to research many other points on this matter. I have been looking closely into another coaching program and they discuss thoroughly the process that goes into the whole psychology of eating (hence its name). The way you feel about food before you eat it is how it will affect you: let’s say you’re thinking about how that chocolate chip cookie will make your face break out or how those potato crisps will give you more cottage cheese legs… that’s exactly what might just happen. And I think this just taps into the whole law of attraction idea and the rest of the process our subconscious goes into.
In any case, at the end of the day I find myself reflecting on what went wonderful in the day and what could have gone better. And my closing argument for the day brings me back to this: I will do whatever I have to do in order to make MY boat float. I need to be able to keep myself happy to be able to supply happy to the other areas of my life. So, keep your boat afloat…