Eating to live does not only mean opting for healthier choices in food. We should also understand, innerstand, and overstand the importance of knowing when and when NOT to eat. Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks in between those time periods…If we start eating the minute we roll out of bed, and do not stop until we go to sleep, we spend almost ALL our time in the fed state. While in the fed state, your body is storing food to later burn into energy.
It’s no wonder I once struggled to get out of my bed each morning, aimlessly hitting snooze on my alarm clock. While eating a healthier choice of foods offered a boost of energy, overtime, I realized it was not enough. I lacked balance. I lacked fasting.
During the several times I have embraced a journey in fasting, it has allowed my body to use the food that was stored as energy. No longer did I suffer from feeling drained and tired throughout day. The boost in energy made it possible to start my morning prior to the sound of my alarm.
Personally, I feel we are eating purely out of habit. In most cases, when you consume foods consistently throughout the day , the body desires it not for nourishment, but out of habit. You cannot “Eat to live” if you are not able to stop eating.