Many women have this fear when they start their journey to a healthier life-style, the fear that they are going to be deprived of the foods that they love.
I invite you to rethink that. If there is a food that you love ask yourself:
Does that food love me back?
Does this food give me the life that I want?
Does it give me the energy that I want?
Does it give me the nutrients that I need?
Is it doing good things for my body and my life?
Or is this food keeping me from actually having the life that I want?
The Real Deprivation
The real deprivation is not that you choose not to eat something that might be harmful for you and for your body. The real deprivation is that you are depriving yourself of having a healthy life, a vibrant life, being focused, having clarity, and having the joyful life that you want. Food affects us on all levels and in so many ways.
So remember to ask yourself, every time that you feel that you are going to be deprived of a food that you love:
Does this food love me back?
And don’t deprive yourself of the healthy life you long to create.
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When we become what I call ‘conscious eaters’ a switch flips both in the heart & mind.
I say this because I started my vegan journey a few years ago & since then I’m very mindful of what I’m now putting into my body.
The relationship we have with food & ourselves is truly how we nurture & nourish our mind, body & soul.
Thanks for sharing ~ blessings 🙏
So true Jo and congrats on your incredible healing journey.
Appreciating your unique question about deprivation, the exploration of it, and the skillful use of questions to engage me, the reader. Rachel. it’s the first tie on your new site. Congratulations! Birthing something so personal to you is no easy task.
Thanks so much Lore ❤️
I love this question to ask of your food, Rachel 🙂 Thank you for your wisdom
So glad you like it Lea.xoxo
Fabulous questions. I’m hanging on to these. Thanks!
I love your question Rachel. Does this food love me back? It’s always about what elevates our vibration and what doesn’t and sometimes a beautiful piece of chocolate can be aura fluffing food. Just what we need and it loves us back. <3 xo
Perception is everything! Great post!
Great questions Rachel. If we listen to our body, it will guide us to the foods that resonates with our well-being. When we eat food that supports our body, mind and spirit, there is no guilt in having something we consider ‘bad’ for us. There are endless recipes available now that taste decadent yet are very healthy. So I say, indulge now and then!
As I embark on the next phase of my food journey, I appreciate your wisdom about deprivation. Asking if the food loves me back is powerful. xoxo
I love that reframe around deprivation and the questions to ask around food choices. Thank you for this fresh perspective Rachel!
You always inspire me! I am starting tomorrow a juice detox cleanse for 7 days – this video is just what I needed to remember the things that matter!
I love this quote, “The real deprivation is that you are depriving yourself of having a healthy life, a vibrant life, being focused, having clarity, and having the joyful life that you want.” Thank you for encouraging an intentional and mindful relationship with food. Thank you so much Rachel!
Your wisdom here helps me so much Rachel. Thank you!