Featuring writing for Goodness Me Box is like a dream - I adore the concept and how they celebrate healthy food, creating a community of nutrition lovers. There is something very special about connecting with another being who you know understands what you're about in an instant - it could be because they too ask for the green smoothie, or that they team it with a nourish bowl, or maybe it's because their skin is literally glowing. Whatever it is, knowing you're on the same page is so special - and for the Goodness Me Box community, I resonate with every post and with every member - and I'm certain this feeling is shared by many. Here's the article I have written for them - enjoy. x
'What do you think about when you eat? I know this sounds like an strange question, but are you aware of the thoughts running through your head when you’re sipping on a green smoothie? And what about your impressions running through your mind when you’re indulging in a brownie? Subconscious or conscious, we all hold attitudes towards food. And often, from the constant bombardment of messages for healthy eating / paleo living / gluten / not eating sugar / raw before 4, we find ourselves robbed of the pure pleasure of eating.
Regardless of your own position, we have all noticed the friend who seems slightly uneasy around the raw mars bar cake, who picks at her steamed fish / garden salad combo or who claims to have always eaten just before she came. That’s ok. We, at Goodness Me Box are not out to point our fingers at those of us who have unhealthy relationships with food. Rather, what we are here to do is to collectively improve the mindset of our community - starting with being thoughtful in our love for nourishment.
We encourage you all to have a moment before eating to appreciate what purpose it serves for you at that time. Whether it’s to provide you with energy for all your incredible adventures ahead, refuel after a powerful training session at yoga / pilates / bootcamp, or simply just as an opportunity to catch up with friends and share a bond for chocolate brownies, by acknowledging how wonderful the experience is we form more positive attitudes towards this - and future - experiences with food. And regardless of if it’s for you or that girlfriend picking at her salad, this shift is something we can all benefit from.