Love Food, Love Yourself: Exploring Health After 40

Understanding How Your Relationship with Food Became So Broken

August 11, 2020 Macala Wright Season 1 Episode 2
Love Food, Love Yourself: Exploring Health After 40
Understanding How Your Relationship with Food Became So Broken
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Love Food, Love Yourself: Exploring Health After 40
Understanding How Your Relationship with Food Became So Broken
Aug 11, 2020 Season 1 Episode 2
Macala Wright

In this episode, I explore how our relationships with food, and our bodies, has become so broken and disconnected.

It’s  2020, and we, as women, we’re taking our health into our own hands. We’re trying to make more informed decisions; we’re ditching healthcare for self-care, we’re trading in prescription drugs for CBD.

When it comes to our food we’re eating better, for the most part. Yeah, we’re eating more vegetables and we know wholesome food is good for us, but many of us are still eating too many processed foods due to time and cost constraints. 

And despite an increased focus on our health and what we eat, our “diet” is still the leading cause of preventable conditions like obesity, heart disease, and death.  We understand the concept of food as medicine, yet we predominantly eat crap. 

So let me ask you something, if we, as women, know that something as simple as eating better can help us live longer, reverse negative health issues and keep us out of an early grave, why aren’t we all shouting ‘All Hail Kale!’?

The answer is: We’re disconnected from our food just as much as we are our own bodies. Instead of figuring out what works best for us as individuals, we’re caught up in the latest fads –– micro fasting, keto, low carb, - we’re constantly looking for the easiest solution to inherently complex issues. 

We buy into the quick (expensive) fixes rather than doing research, putting effort into building healthy habits, and creating positive behaviors that will change us for the long-term.

To put it succinctly: Our relationship with food is broken. The mental, physical and physiological connections that make up our health have become inherently dysfunctional. 

To read my complete article on how our relationships with food became so broken, you can find the post on Grace, Grit & Wit.  You can also grab a copy of my book Love Food, Love Yourself and explore how simple it is in fact to nourish your body through the food you eat. 

Show Notes

In this episode, I explore how our relationships with food, and our bodies, has become so broken and disconnected.

It’s  2020, and we, as women, we’re taking our health into our own hands. We’re trying to make more informed decisions; we’re ditching healthcare for self-care, we’re trading in prescription drugs for CBD.

When it comes to our food we’re eating better, for the most part. Yeah, we’re eating more vegetables and we know wholesome food is good for us, but many of us are still eating too many processed foods due to time and cost constraints. 

And despite an increased focus on our health and what we eat, our “diet” is still the leading cause of preventable conditions like obesity, heart disease, and death.  We understand the concept of food as medicine, yet we predominantly eat crap. 

So let me ask you something, if we, as women, know that something as simple as eating better can help us live longer, reverse negative health issues and keep us out of an early grave, why aren’t we all shouting ‘All Hail Kale!’?

The answer is: We’re disconnected from our food just as much as we are our own bodies. Instead of figuring out what works best for us as individuals, we’re caught up in the latest fads –– micro fasting, keto, low carb, - we’re constantly looking for the easiest solution to inherently complex issues. 

We buy into the quick (expensive) fixes rather than doing research, putting effort into building healthy habits, and creating positive behaviors that will change us for the long-term.

To put it succinctly: Our relationship with food is broken. The mental, physical and physiological connections that make up our health have become inherently dysfunctional. 

To read my complete article on how our relationships with food became so broken, you can find the post on Grace, Grit & Wit.  You can also grab a copy of my book Love Food, Love Yourself and explore how simple it is in fact to nourish your body through the food you eat.