What you put in your body affects your brain and your mind. If you feel like crap after a crappy snack or meal, it’s no surprise if your spirit starts to feel down, as well.
If people cut out all the non-foods we’re sold, I’d bet money that we’d see a sharp drop in violence, depression, and a whole host of other ills.
For myself, I’ve gotten rid of the bread from my diet, and most other grains are not far behind. I still have some rice on a regular basis, but the wheat and other types of grains are pretty much gone. It gets challenging, when there’s an easy snack on had, such as chocolate-layered cookies, or some other cleverly disguised use of flour. But it can be done.
And to tell you the truth, I think that’s why I’m feeling better. I’m over-extended from over-work and not enough sleep, but I can’t imagine how I’d feel if I were still eating junk food and bread like I used to.
Another thing I’m doing is forcing myself to forage for my food. I don’t have easy snacks stashed in the cupboards. (Well, they’re there, but I don’t go for them anymore.) I make myself find and prepare my snacks and meals. Not just pull out a box, open it, cut open a bag, and dump the contents into a dish (or my mouth).
There’s something satisfying about that — making myself work for my food. Like we used to have to, before we got all civilized and such.
Now, it’s time for lunch.