If junk “food” is available, I will eat it. I am a junk-food-junky. This is why we have very little processed foods in my home.
This weekend (at a junior high retreat), there was a massive supply of processed foods, soda, etc (which is totally normal for junior high events!), and I ignored everything that I believe about food and ate, and ate, and ate (and drank, and drank, and drank soda). The only one to blame for this is ME. No one forced me to eat it… I ate it because it was there.
This reminded me of a few things… I have very little self-control, still, after years of knowing what is healthy and nutritious. Eating processed foods and drinking soda is so bad for the body. Today, I feel lethargic, my tummy is all messed up, my face is breaking out, and I just want to sit here and do nothing. I have no desire to serve my family the way that I know is best. I have no desire to even think about getting out and doing anything.
God created us to eat FOOD. Made by Him. Not people. “Food” made by people isn’t even food.
Here is an example (provided by Nutrition Expert):
Is there any “real food” in this? Sure… maybe 3-4 ingredients in the whole list. And honestly, I have a hard time even calling any of these “real food” because of how they are processed. Refined and extruded.
The only “real food” that I ate the whole weekend was a salad at dinner on Saturday night.
I think these times are so good for me in this journey, despite how badly they make me feel. I’m reminded that I don’t eat real foods because it’s a fad, because other people say it’s good, or because I’m trying to impress anyone. I’m reminded that I eat real food because God made it for our bodies, and it makes me feel so much better!
I think one thing every once in a while is okay (and impossible to avoid in my opinion), but an entire weekend full of processed foods just shouldn’t happen again… I’m done with feeling this way!