When I first think of food for self-care my mind immediately shifts to big bowls of popcorn, grilled cheese sandwiches, cupcakes and other forms of food people seem to find comfort in. But let’s think about that a little more. Are these foods really bringing us pleasure? Or are we left craving more after that first bite with likely no end to it.
Let’s be real, if someone offered you another cupcake and you could get over the guilt of it, you’d take it! Just because you indulged in one doesn’t mean your craving has disappeared. Maybe it is actually the activity surrounding the food that is really our self-care (ie kicking back to watch a movie or spending time with friends) Are these foods really showing love and care for our body? Probably not.
So how do we use food as self care? How do we show our bodies love through food?