Your unique path to food

food for thought

food for thought

One thing I find is that the world of food is vast and confusing, what do I eat, what don’t I eat, how much, what portion, vegan, vegetarian, organic, not organic? I’m sure many of you, like myself, have been inundated with information about what you should and shouldn’t eat, and I’m sure many of you, like me, feel guilty for the way you eat at times. One thing I have found that is detrimental to your success of eating in a balanced way, is to follow what you feel is right for you.

No one can determine your path for you and if you allow others to influence your decisions without your heart being in it, you will set yourself up for failure. I juiced for 90 days, I lost almost 100 pounds, but I began to feel depressed afterward because I was getting tired of ‘fighting’ the temptations that I faced every minute of every day because I felt I couldn’t eat this or shouldn’t eat that. Consequently I put most of the weight back on. I also knew that what I was doing was not what I felt I had to do because when it comes down to it I feel people can eat what they want in the proper proportions and remain the weight they want, or even to lose weight.

Another huge problem I’ve witnessed is stress, so many people worry and obsess about what they eat, this stress is counter-productive to their goals. I totally understand this and struggle with it as well, especially when insurance companies are giving you the ultimatum to lose weight or pay more for your insurance.

My tips are 1. Find your food path. Don’t let anyone influence you to follow a path you don’t want, it’s okay to take advice but in the end it won’t last unless you do what you feel is right for you. 2. Listen to your inner self. It’s vitally important that you listen to what your body is saying to you. If you are suffering in any way because of what you ate, you should probably look into cutting back on that specific food. 3. Make small changes. Don’t feel like you have to make big changes in a short amount of time, any change for the better is good and should be viewed in a positive manner. 4. Don’t stress. Stressing about what you are eating is counter-productive and should be avoided at all costs.

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About Mimic Nature

Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids. With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away. So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature. Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting. I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family. Read a few articles, see if you like what is there, if you do, go ahead and subscribe. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok, I’m honored that you took the time to get to know me a little and see my vision for my blog and my life.
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2 Responses to Your unique path to food

  1. Jana,
    Good advise. The best of which is the last. Eating under duress has the same result of drinking under duress. Drink when you’re happy, not sad or angry. For in happiness food and drink that are used in celebration are welcomed, yet are not truly needed in such attitude. Yet in anger or sadness they are sought after to dull the anxious senses in hope of bringing on happiness.
    So food or drink are no longer looked on as a guiltless affirmation of joy, but rather a potentially guilt-laden medication toward it.
    A good motto to keep, in this case toward eating, is: “Eat to live, don’t live to eat.”
    -Alan

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    • Mimic Nature says:

      Thanks Alan! And here lies the core of my issue, I use food as a ‘drug’, overeating causes a chemical reaction inside our bodies, hence why we feel the way we do on holidays after we eat a lot…so I eat to produce these feelings that have been long associated with fun times, with times that made me happy as a child.

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