Do you ever get stressed wondering what you are going to cook for dinner? If you’re like me, when I get home at the end of the day, I’m tired and hungry and I can’t wait to eat. I rush through my prep so that I can get to the eating of food as fast as possible.
I was sick and tired of this weekly cycle of prepping and making food ….so I decided to change the way I think and feel about my food.
Let’s take a look at what it actually takes to get my food on the table.
Imagine a dinner of brown rice, veggies and chicken. We will look at the rice portion. What has been sacrificed in order for me to have this rice? Rice is grown in fields in China and people work long days to harvest the rice. The rice is then transported to Canada and sold in stores where I have been fortunate enough to drive to and then had the means to buy it. When we look at all the components to get rice to my table, I become grateful.
When I eat the rice, I take a look at what it does for my body and for my family. The food helps to nourish my cells, organs and tissues and give me energy to get through my day. It also feeds my family so they become strong and healthy.
When I have gratitude for my food, I become grateful to the process of preparing food. Instead of looking at preparing food as a chore, think of it as an act of love for yourself and your family. The more you add the ingredient of love into what you do, the more you change and the more your family changes.
Try taking the time to be grateful for the different aspects of your food. See what effect it has on your and also, how it tastes differently.
Leave a comment below to let me know your experience.
Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.