Something which I am guilty of is putting a little too much focus on food. I don't mean to do that, it's just that that becomes a part of what I share on here. As well as readers wanting to see my meals, some sometimes there are more food pictures, sometimes less.
However what I thought about this morning is how on recovery the main focus shouldn't be food or even weight, though those are of course important parts of recovery. The goal and aim should be physically and mentally healthy and HAPPY. Because healthy and happy is different for everyone and they aren't just based on calories or a goal weight.
But when you eat because you know you NEED it. I know many struggle with eating on their own and it they aren't watched they don't eat. But this is where you need to realise that you will be eating alone 80% of the time and you need to eat for energy, for life,because it's yummy. Not just because someone is forcing you or telling you to eat. That's not recovered. Food is eaten to give you energy to live life and be healthy. All your thoughts shouldn't go to food - about what to eat or when. When you can or can't eat or what you can or can't eat. That's focusing too much attention on food when you could instead focus on other things. When you because you are hungry and not just because it's 'time' to eat. When you eat because you are tired and need more energy that's the way it should be.
Focus should be on LIFE, health, happiness. Yiu don't need praise for eating, you don't need anyone to tell you to eat. You should want yo eat to nourish yourself so that you can truly live life. Food is part of your life just like sleep, water, air, it is not your whole life. It may seem like too much focus is on food because yes I do take photos of food, which is not always a sign of health, but I do it for social media. And of course, everyone is entitled to their opinion of that whether they think it's disordered or not. But I know myself that it's not.
I want you all to think about, how much time do you think about food? Is it the only thing on your mind? Could you be using that energy to think about other things and do other things?