i have recently realized something: i don't have a personal philosophy of food. or, at least i didn't until my recent realization.
it seems that others do.
i was talking to a beautiful friend of mine the other night (yes, you!) and she was asking me how i think about the food i eat. do i work off of a reward system: x amount of exercise = x amount of food? do i count calories? do i eat breakfast always? do i only eat when i'm hungry?
i was shocked.
tongue-tied (unusual for me)
i had to very quickly try and think of something that sounded logical, but the truth is, i just eat.
i do think about food groups - especially protein and fruit/veggies. i try not to gorge myself on anything. i eat healthy, home-cooked meals. but for the most part when i open the fridge all i'm thinking is "what will taste yummy?", and i go from there.
so, here is my newly minted and possibly temporary personal food philosophy: food is for the body, as a source of energy, and for the soul, as a form of pleasure.
oh my goodness, i just thought of something else that comes into play in my food philosophy: dietary issues!!! how could i have forgotten? before the "what will taste yummy" question, is the "does this recipe contain gluten/tree nuts/dairy/yeast?" and if the answer is yes, then the yummy factor comes in. can anyone blame me for not wanting to bother with counting calories after that mental pretzel?
so, okay, my new and possibly temporary personal food philosophy is:
food is for the body, as a source of energy, and for the soul, as a form of pleasure, and can be a dangerous poison to your family members so be careful.