Fitness: Food As Your Friend, by Sandra O’Brien

In Canada, we celebrated Thanksgiving a few weeks ago.  We truly have so much to be grateful for in North America compared to other parts of the world.  We have housing, warm beds, clean drinking water and an abundance of food.  Certainly an abundance of different philosophies on how to create one’s ideal body and health.

I have worked in the fitness industry for over nine years. To this day, it still amazes me how most people believe they can eat whatever they wish and create ideal health.  Most believe, as long as they do a few workouts a week, what passes between their lips has little if any effect on how they look and feel.

Nothing could be further from the truth. As the saying goes, “You can’t outrun a pizza.” Eating processed, manmade “food”, full of sugar, artificial ingredients, chemicals, and items we can’t pronounce, never mind break down in our bodies, is not the way to create the healthiest version of You. Ingesting food that has no life force, that is essentially dead, does nothing to empower your body nor mind.

On the other hand, many of us eat “healthy” and have gut-wrenching guilt over it. Some have thoughts that no matter what they ingest, the item will make them fat, add inches to their hips, slow down their performance etc.  Your relationship to food, its purpose in your life is often a larger factor than what is in fact, ingested.

How would your relationship with food change if you always thought of food as your friend? If its role is to support your body, your moods, even give you comfort when needed. What if you believed food had no hidden agenda to make you fat, lethargic or ill? How would it make you feel to know that your body energetically just knew how to pull all the nutrients out of what you eat and send it to the cells, muscles of your body to create perfect health? What if you blessed and gave thanks for everything you put between your lips? What if you, as of this moment, assumed everything you eat will support a leaner, stronger, more creative and loving soul, a better version of You? What do you think would happen to your food choices if you were to start paying attention to how different foods affect you? Perhaps you would instinctively begin to eat more natural foods, less man-made versions. Maybe you would feel an increase of energy and life force flowing through your body by consistently ingesting more energy through the foods you eat.

I encourage you to try it for a few weeks and witness the changes you will create within your body and mind. Along your journey, take time and be grateful for increased self awareness.

Sandra O'Brien

Sandra O’Brien is mother to the world’s three most fabulous children. She is also a Law of Attraction Life Coach, Personal Trainer, and Reiki healer. She is creator of the Bootcamp Goddess system, a female fitness program to blowtorch body fat, sculpt sexy lean muscle and empower women everywhere to be the best version of themselves, inside and out. She enjoys the ocean, fire walking, reading, long walks, meditation, men in linen shirts and a full moon.