3 Simple Little Words

Eat to Live
Live to Eat
To Live, Eat
To Eat, Live

Same words, but completely different meanings when arranged in varying ways.

To live, eat. We all have to.

To eat, live. This arrangement is harmless. Eating and enjoying life, a beautiful pairing.

This next arrangement of these three simple little words is dangerous:

Live to Eat.  Foods taste great, but this type thinking gets people into serious trouble with their bodies.

By changing the order and importance of these three simple little words, our brain has the ability to change the way it views food.   Seeing words in print can have an effect on your brain, as well as hearing your own voice.  Your brain knows 5-10 seconds ahead of what we are conscious of…tap into that.  Try the mantra approach.  If you happen to live to eat more than eat to live and are looking for a change. Try saying “Eat to Live” a few times every day. You’ll alter the way your brain thinks of food. And with that alteration comes many positive changes.

My philosophy is below.

Eat to Live.
I try to be a conscious eater.
I try to not eat beyond that first feeling of fullness.
I try to be thankful for my food and realize not all are as fortunate.
I try to eat simply so that others may simply eat.
I try to choose foods that have as few negative effects on our earth as possible. (Organic and Sustainable)
I try to choose foods that are local. (I need to work harder at this, so I made a list of farmer’s markets within 30 miles.)
I try to choose foods that give life, instead of one’s that take life. (Double meaning here)
I try to grab foods that fit perfectly in my hand and are ready to eat when on the go. (Fruit for perfect energy)
I try to use ingredients that are pure, organic and always animal friendly.
Another benefit, others beings don’t die because of what I choose and my choices are easy on the earth.  All of these little choices garner a huge reward…a happy, healthy, vibrant life.Image