A few years ago, I thought I was a food addict.
I was taking an online course about how to eat without feeling guilty while at the same time, taking a course studying the chakras in depth. At the time, I thought it was odd that I would have these two seemingly different interests—food and spiritual health and I didn’t see the connection.
Sometimes, we can’t see the thing that is so big we don’t even know we are a part of it, like a fish that may not realize there is something beyond the ocean.
Diet culture is an example of this idea. Most people have no idea there is a diet culture. They are simply in it and can’t see that there is an edge to it—and beyond it, something else.
Eventually, I started to piece together that our body, mind, and spirit are all one and we cannot separate how we treat one from how we treat the other. It actually made perfect sense that my exploring the body and spirit would go together.
This is how I came to realize the big reason that diets fail and how quitting dieting and making peace with food is a spiritual awakening.