We are literally being crushed by information overload and by our past experiences with diets. Diets have been so destructive that just the word “diet” makes us all cringe. Thanks to hundreds of diets, there is so much contradictory information about food that it is no surprise that we are more confused than ever about what we should and should not eat. Not to mention, the massive amount of misinformation being dumped on us is not only wrong, but it is preventing any chance that we can find the truth.
But, let’s start with this truth. Diets may produce short-term weight loss but most diets are not healthy or sustainable.
Do you know of anyone who has stayed on the same diet for the rest of their lives? Have you ever stayed on the same diet for longer than a year? If you are that rare person who has stuck with your diet, then how much time and energy went into thinking, planning, counting and measuring what you ate, when you ate and how much you ate. Question, Was it fun? Was it liberating or did it feel like a food prison? Did it set you free to enjoy food and the nourishment it provides?
I know that we can’t avoid food talk because we can’t avoid food. All of us need food to live but for most of us, food has become a bit of an obsession. We are taught that food is the key to achieving our weight loss goals and according to the nonstop food advertisements, food can make all our mouth dreams come true. Food is no longer food but a means to an end. We use food to change our moods, to reward, to comfort, to self-flagellate and to justify ourselves. We use food for many many things and in so doing, we have developed a very weird relationship with food. It’s pretty obvious that something has gone in a very wrong direction when you look at the amount of time, energy and money we have spent thinking and talking about food.
VIVE Alchemy invites you into a new conversation about food. We need to rediscover how we are designed and how food nourishes that design. We need to remember that food is food and food is not your best friend or your worst enemy. Food was never meant to be a weight-loss tool. You are not designed to be in a relationship with food or to use food as a means to change your body. Eating should be easy and enjoyable. It should be a gift that nourishes the best gift of all, you.
In VIVE, we encourage you to eat the way you are designed and not deprive yourself of nutrients that regulate weight, fight disease, slow aging and keep you looking, feeling and moving your best. VIVE Alchemy can help you change the way you think and feel about food. Instead of food being a variable in a weight loss formula, fuel, information, medicine or your best friend, we will help you remember the truth that food is a gift and you are free to eat and live.