For a while.
Then you get bored and you’re suddenly not as thrilled as you were in the beginning.
To me food is like a relationship, and relationships require constant cultivation, nurturing and support. Like food, if you don’t nurture your relationship it becomes dull and boring.
You see where I’m going with this?
Rather than tell you to make a meal plan, try a new recipe, and make things in advance to have at the ready, today I’m going to share with you another approach.
It’s the throw out the quest for the perfect diet approach.
Yep, there’s no such thing and I think that’s why most people get into a food rut to begin with. Plus, many folks forget that as we mature and our bodies change, so too do our food choices.
Now I’m not saying certain foods shouldn’t be eliminated from the diet for healing purposes, but for the most part, I think folks are too quick to nix the idea of a completely healthy food because of diet dogma.
Take dairy products for instance. Some folks are clearly intolerant to dairy products, most notably cow’s milk because of its A-1 beta-casein content and processing methods, but that doesn’t mean you should throw out the baby with the bathwater. A-2 beta-casein, which is found in sheep, goat, and buffalo milk, and most jersey cows, I find to be perfectly tolerable for many folks with dairy intolerances. And if it’s raw, even better and much more nutritious.
Getting back to nurturing your relationship to food, how much of your fear of certain foods do you think is responsible for that food rut you’re in and subsequent lack of results?
Perhaps you really can enjoy the foods you like by simply looking at different options: instead of thinking that meat is unhealthy, why not try grass-fed beef instead of conventional beef? Raw organic dairy products instead of pasteurized options? Goat and sheep’s milk cheeses instead of cow’s milk options?
So I’m curious, if you’re in a food rut because you think your choices are too limited, what can you add in as another healthy option to expand your horizons a bit?
And lastly, how do you pull yourself out of a food rut? Let me know in the comments below!