Fyi: This post is more of a personal reflection, reminders to myself, but you may happen to find some value in it.
On the topic of controlling food, I’ve again noticed this in myself, something that those close to me have probably seen for years but stayed quiet because I was so pleased with the choice for a few years. It still is a big part of who I AM and allows me to accomplish more in life (that includes more time for relaxation too) without spending my efforts on too much digestion (ie: eating 3500 calories when 2400 would do).
Recently I over prepared for meals during an IT programming conference I went to. I realized this as I discovered the specialty line further into the week and noticed more clean options. I didn’t see it for 2 days for some reason (I failed to trust that the universe will present enough clean options to me and be able to go with the flow in a few moments during the first day and second to last day), and I even I forgot about the specialty options at times. I would say I “don’t know why”, but it was fear of being myself or that I wouldn’t learn as much if I wasn’t stuffed to the brim, which is the opposite actually. When we’re over nourished in our bodies, we sometimes can’t even stay awake, and that’s obviously not good.
Again, once I found the specialty line, it was so much better and the oatmeal, quinoa, cut up fruit was excellent as well. I feel like I can do better next time – not over prepare, and also not overeat so much standard food, and default back to my snacks I brought.
Is bringing your own food tough? It depends on your perspective 🙂 I gotta say, it was freeing (and at the same time, messy) eating delicious mangoes for one of the meals, where ever I found a peaceful spot for myself, that’s all.
To me, a habit of clean eating isn’t that crazy (but orthorexia or over planning is definitely undesirable if it limits your fun for too long). When having a busy life, eat ahead of time when needed and also just prepare QUICK snacks for backup. Hard boiled eggs aren’t quick snacks (*hits forehead*) – pre peel them.
In closing though, if I don’t moderate or limit my food choices and quality for most weeks out of the year, I start going towards unhealthy living and gaining excess body fat, which isn’t desirable, unless there’s a famine, heh.