Sometimes in order to function, we start our mornings with a cup of coffee. I won't lie, I AM NOT a morning person. Not in the least bit.
I don't like alarm clocks, alarms or to be awakened by the blaring noise of something that breaks my slumber. I personally think they are annoying and violent. I'd prefer that I wake on my own based on my internal alarm clock - I'm sure we all wish we could wake up under those same circumstances.
If you happen to need that morning pick me up or something to keep you going throughout the day to stay awake - watch the video.
There's something you can do to have the energy boost you need without the crash of caffeine and yup you'll notice it right away.
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Think about that. When you eat a good meal the sensations that you feel. When the food looks good, tastes exceptional and smells amazing, it's a wonderful feeling you never want to end, am I right?
Think back to the time when you had your first kiss with someone you really wanted to kiss. You remembered every little detail about that kiss, they way you felt, the butterflies in your stomach from being nervous and inexperienced, to the sensation of feathers dancing up and down your spine during the exploration. You instinctively knew how and when to breathe and you wanted that feeling to never stop. But it did and you remembered every single moment, yes? Well for those that had a great experience I hope it was everything and more, if you didn't have such a wonderful experience, think back to one that simply felt electrifying.
That's kind of how our relationships with food can be, and in particular what we think of as healthy food. Vegetables, fruit, lean meat or proteins. We either have fond memories of our food experiences or memories we'd love to forget. Our relationships with food are developed early on, from our mother giving us a snack or sweeties after school, or if we had a rough day and needed a pick me up. Some of us learned to eat to deal with feelings of hurt, frustration, insecurity and anger and we turned to some of the most addictive yet decadent treats we could find to ease the pain. Chocolate was the go to for some, or maybe ice cream, cookies, or cake and pies. These can be potent "drugs" that create a certain chemical reaction in the body that grant us immediate relief, no matter how temporary and guilty we felt afterwards.
Eating vegetables may have had the opposite effect, we may have felt that vegetables were tasteless globs of "stuff" on our plates. They may have been boiled or cooked until they no longer resembled what they once were and put on our plates. No longer fresh, vibrant and crisp, but dull, watery, possibly over seasoned limp pieces of mush that no longer had structure. Or how about fruit from a can or cup that is soaked in some type of syrup? There's no skin to peel, or bright vibrant color but it all looks about the same, its mushy and all tastes the same, you can't tell peaches from pears in that stuff.
That stuff isn't fruit or vegetables, it's been altered so much that any good stuff you were looking to get out of eating it no longer exists or is the water that the broccoli was boiled to death in.
So what makes food a pleasurable experience? It's got to have the characteristics below:
All Food Should Taste, Look, and Feel Almost as Good as that Special Treat, but how?
Here are a few ways to do that:
Use the tips above and practice, practice, practice - you will not be disappointed and you'll also find that you'll feel better about how you're eating.
Share your best or not so best food experience in the comments below. I'd love to hear about it!
[ AADP, CHHC ]