Friday, July 15, 2011
The Epicurean Diet
Finding what makes you healthy and strong may take time and education as well as trial and error and learning to trust yourself. I don't believe most people actually feel good eating over-processed foods. As my friend Stacie says, those foods are soulless. People think they like them partly because of billions of advertising dollars, and a glut of empty sugar, fat and salt. I think if people really stopped to taste and savor really well prepared whole foods, and got off the crap food for a while, they might just find a fast-food burger just isn't appealing anymore.
Ask anyone, I've always been a foodie and a good cook, but recently, I've been looking hard at how I take care of myself and what I eat and cook. I have made some changes, including cutting out all processed foods and most sugars. I'm influenced by traditional cuisines from different cultures, including, of course, the Mediterranean. I also exercise almost every day. I have found that I don't crave sweets or junk food, once I got over the habit of reaching for them. Some nagging health issues are clearing up and I've lost weight. I don't weigh myself regularly because I feel like, for me, the focus on a number takes me away from my goal of good health. I believe if I eat well, enjoy my food and my life and exercise, I'll be healthy at whatever size I am. I do not weigh, measure or count anything. I believe my hunger and pleasure are my guides.
In this blog, I'm going to share my journey to Epicurianism, as well as recipes and tutorials. I wish you deep satisfaction in all aspects of your life!
Posted by Flora's Pond at 2:41 PM