The idea for this blog came to me as I was doing the washing up. Most of my ideas come to me at bizarre times…mostly when I’m in the shower shaving my legs! Must be some bizarre neural pathway alignment when shaving. Anyway, moving swiftly on…what I was thinking about was what happens when you love your food but it doesn’t love you back? A kind of unrequited love of the food kind.
This is unfortunately the daily reality for so many people who LOVE what they eat but unfortunately it doesn’t love them back! You invest your hard-earned cash in to buying it, giving it a lovely home in your fridge or cupboard, introducing it to some of your other food friends, spend time with it before lovingly stuffing it in in to your gob and what do you get in return? Sod all is what! Empty promises of fulfillment and satisfaction. Lack of (if any) nutrition. Poor digestion. Bloating. Lack of vitality or life-force. It’s just plain rude!
What am I talking about? Well, I’m referring to foods like pizza, bread, crisps, sugar and dairy filled cakes, deep-fried Mars bars etc. My best friend loves deep-fried Mars bars. They are vomit inducing to the nth degree if you ask me. Whoever came up with that idea? Seriously, do we got to deep fry everything in this country? 🙂
What was I saying? Yes! It’s such a shame to be totally in love with something that actually does you and your body (not that these aren’t the same but you know what I mean) more harm than good. So I thought perhaps the advice given to people who are experiencing unrequited love in the love sense rather than the food sense would be useful in these circumstances. I’ve replaced ‘he/she’ with ‘food’ to see if we can make any sense of it all…
n.b. i have recently consumed cacao
- Accept the fact that the food doesn’t feel the same way about you. If you continue to believe that there is a chance it will eventually love you, you will never move on.
- Limit the amount of time you spend with the food that doesn’t love you. If you can, don’t see them for a while.
- Understand the reasons why it doesn’t feel the same way. Understanding the reasons for the unrequited love will help you to move past the situation and get over it.
- Stay positive! Don’t let this situation cause you to have bitter feelings toward finding a food that loves you.
- Get your mind off of it. Spend more time with friends and family, and surround yourself with those who love and care about you.
- If you’re feeling upset, depressed, or bitter, it’s probably because you feel you need that food’s love in order to be happy. You don’t!
- Keep busy. Throw yourself into your work or hobbies.
- Focus on your future. Nobody has ever moved forward by constantly looking back. Focusing on your future will make you take your focus off it.
- Remind yourself of your good qualities. Just because one food does not love you does not mean you are not a good person. Remind yourself of that as often as necessary!
- Go out on dates with other foods. It may be difficult at first because your heart may still belong to the old foods but the worst that could happen is that you meet a food you like to hang out with. You never know, you may meet a food you really like that feels the same way about you!
- Appreciate yourself. Realise that you don’t need any food to validate you and that you are still the wonderful person. Remind yourself that most food relationships don’t work out and that your breakup isn’t unusual.
- Ask yourself, “Why would I want to be with any food that doesn’t love me back?” You deserve better!
Well I think it’s safe to say that all made perfect sense. Take from it what you will and move on girlfriend! 🙂 *doing american type hand gesture and self-assured facial expression simultaneously