I love food.
Not many people are willing to admit that they love food; if you work out at a gym or are a frequent dieter it is almost taboo to be a foodie. As someone who spent a decade stuck in the yo-yo of a love-hate relationship with food, I was ashamed to admit that in fact I did actually like food, but once I finally did, my world and body transformed.
A healthy relationship with food starts like any relationship, there must be attraction. Food is part of life to be celebrated; it is okay to enjoy it and to like it. In our diet crazy culture and thin obsessed world, food has become the enemy. Food is not the enemy, rather a negative relationship with food is.
When a positive relationship with food is developed, nothing is off limits. You learn to enjoy food as fuel and as nourishment, and intuitively, your body communicates how much you need and when to stop. Moderation becomes natural. Everything is permissible, just in moderation, and it is when we have no limitations that we experience freedom.
My greatest wish for anyone who has struggled to define their relationship with food is that they would experience the freedom to enjoy it, trusting that, with clean nutrition, their bodies will never betray them again. Freedom is possible, trust me, I am proof.