Yesterday, I talked to my mother on the telephone and she said, “Are you going to be able to stick to your diet when you are in Austin?” To which I replied, “What ever do you mean by that?” What diet? Are you talking about the way that I choose to eat and have chosen to eat for years? I am so confused by this question. She knows that I have traveled around the world several times living on my “diet”. How is coming to stay with her in Cincinnati, Ohio and sticking to my “diet” and going to Austin any different? And also she knows I was just in Austin in December and I am pretty sure I ate that time.
I informed her that Austin is the birthplace of Whole Foods and they have several amazing restaurants there for people of my “diet”. She then said, “Well, what about during your seminar? Are they going to have food that you can eat there?” To which I replied, “Well, I am me, remember Mom. I always make sure that I am well stocked and plan ahead to have meals for myself.” When you are committed to eating for your health you are committed. I believe that food is medicine. So, I make sure that my medicine is always easily accessible. If I am going to be at an event that takes up an entire day and doesn’t offer my type of medicine, then I plan ahead and pack up.
Yes, having a Whole Foods nearby (and an uber-amazing one) is awesome, but I can find medicine for myself anywhere. I just have to look. I survived in Rome, Manchester, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Taipei, Lisbon, Leipzig, Brussels, Lyon, Dublin, Adelaide, Little Rock, Omaha, Vegas, Canandaigua, Montreal, Mexico City, Rapid City, Beaufort, and Tallahassee just fine and that is only naming a few. My way of eating is not a “diet” it is the way I choose to live my life. It affects my body and my mind. The way that I eat is not so that I can fit into a certain size it is so that I can be fully alive!
Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.
Hippocrates (c.460 - 400 BC)
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