I confiscated two cupcakes from my clients this week. They were absolutely beautiful. One had a little cute candy heart on top (the red velvet one), one had and oreo cookie on top(double chocolate) and they chose to keep the caramel one.
They reminded me of two things:
1. Master Chef, because they always say, “You eat first with your eyes”.
2. The teenage girl diet commercial. The man takes three teenage girls around with him all day. The girls get grossed out by the look of what the guy eats, (hamburgers, ice cream sundaes etc.), so he puts it down.
Instead of relying on will power to make the right diet choices, we should change the way we see our food. When I look at food, I think of all the things that made up that food. The sugars, fats, dyes, etc. and how it will affect my well-being. The more artificial ingredients, the more I am completely turned-off from it.
For example, let’s take a peach milk shake. Sounds yummy huh? When I see a peach shake, I think first, peaches are always at the top of the dirty dozen list(for pesticides). I don’t know what the whip cream is made of but it doesn’t taste like ‘whipped cream , cherries don’t come in hot pink and milk and sugar do not taste like this. What does sound yummy to me is a scoop of real vanilla ice cream with fresh cut up peaches from the local market.
I want to put you through a food challenge. Take a food that isn’t that high in nutritional value, but you do eat it
on occasion. Buy it, close your eyes and eat it slowly, paying close attention to the taste, texture, and how the food makes you feel.
Take a longer look at the foods we eat and get beyond the beauty.