Do you hate your appetite? Does it feel like an enemy always seeking to subvert you, sabotaging your wellness and fitness goals?
The belief that appetite is the enemy, and that food is its partner in crime, could not be more widespread.
But is that belief serving us? I would posit that the answer to that question is no.
If we could put an electric meter on our forehead on any given day and measure how much mental, emotional, and physical energy we are spending worrying about and hating on our appetite, food, and our own body, we would probably register enough power to light up China. For a year.
- Appetite, defined: The natural psychophysiologic desire for food as it occurs.
Hmmm.. Nothing evil or subversive is implied there.
In fact, what could be more friendly than a signal representing a natural desire for food to preserve life?
What would change in your life if you chose to view your appetite as your friend rather than the enemy?