Is there something you don’t eat?
For a long time I didn’t eat meat, only fish.
Yep, I was a cliché pescetarian (or is it vegequarian?) and I had zero desire to eat meat. Zero.
I couldn’t tell you when the last time was that I ate a steak. I hadn’t eaten bacon in over ten years.
Then, a few weeks ago, I suddenly started craving meat. It was like a light switched in my body, and all of a sudden I needed that kind of sustenance – and I couldn’t seem to curb it no matter how many fillets of salmon or bowls of lentil soup I was eating.
It was the strangest thing.
After so long of being turned off by meat, I was happy to eat it again.
There were a number of reasons why I didn’t eat meat (animals, the environment, health, etc etc). But, when your body tells you to do something, it’s kind of hard to say no. This is your stomach talking – an organ almost as determined as the heart! And the strength of those desires had me thinking about the way we eat. I’ve been observing what inclines people to eat. For some, it’s a body refuel. Others eat for the pleasure of taste. Boredom or stress. To serve a cause (which, in a subtle way my approach to eating was based on).The list goes on…
But how often do we eat for our bodies? Nourish our bodies in the way they need to be?
It’s so easy to just go wherever is easy and pick up a meal, but there’s something said for really listening to how your body feels and responding to that.
Or is it just me?