For all the time I spend actually eating food, I spend 1000X more just dreaming about it. Thinking about food, not eating it, is my true addiction. I could spend hours reading restaurant reviews, googling recipes, or researching all the many dangers of gluten – the list goes on and on. I actually notice that when I feel insecure, anxious, stressed out or otherwise uncomfortable, my brain automatically morphs into, what I call, the black tunnel of food-related thinking.
It is this thinking that actually spurs us onto act with food. (You know, like when you stick your head in a freezer searching for your roommate’s Ben and Jerry’s at 3 o’clock in the morning). We can’t help emotions, but we can re-direct our food thoughts. That is the challenge, and that is where I encourage everyone to start this intuitive eating journey.