Dis- moi ce que tu manages, je te dirai ce que tu es.
Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you what you are.
Oh my goodness I love this quote. Much like “the price of gold”, the metaphor for healing and happiness from my psychologist, I need this in my future office, needlepointed in a frame, on the wall, as a dietitian.
Recently, I’ve been fortunate to experience this. “Judging” people based on what they eat. To me, it isn’t only what a person eats that is important, but how. Is it mindful? Quickly? Alone? Mindlessly?
Is fine food and drink appreciated and savored, or …is single malt whisky swigged from the bottle? (Yes, I’ve seen this once and judged accordingly. Such disrespect!)
It is that time of year where we’re all trying our best to use moderation with food, chocolate, alcohol, chocolate. However, when biting into that free macaron as thanks for all those large lattes with one sugar from the bakery next to work, or chocolates from customers, remember to taste. With alcohol at all those parties, unless you’re a 21 year old frat boy or homeless alcoholic with no regard for liver function, taste, take a taxi, and unless its Budweiser, really bro, use a glass.
This holiday season, taste. Today, and in the new year, take a peak at what you eat. Lets all be a little mindful on how we eat and avoid boxed, prepared, and preserved as much as possible because you are what you eat… I don’t want to be prepared, boxed, an preserved just yet. Do you?