Starting a New Relationship with Food and Myself

by Janina Koch, Cologne/Germany

I wrote this down the other week… a realisation from my body which describes my relationship with food:

“No food in this world is more yummy than feeling delicious me!”

I used food all my life to not feel me and what is going on – as a treat for me, a reward. I loved watching TV with my wine, crisps and Belgian chocolate. It was the best part of my day. I looked forward to it. No matter how bloated I felt after, I ate a whole packet of crisps.

I didn’t want to deal with my stuff and with my life. And I didn’t want to deal with my relationship with food, or understand that the way I was eating was connected to my exhaustion, lack of vitality and commitment to life.

I defended this way of not taking responsibility for me and my life for a long time. I was convinced that life was too much and that I couldn’t handle it.

But now I know this is not true…

My mind always said “Oh, it doesn’t really matter if I eat more than I really need”, in a not very connected, rather racy way.

However, now my awareness of my relationship with food is changing and I can say it does matter.

To eat when I am not hungry, or to override feelings of being tired with food, is a way of harming myself deeply.

To stuff myself by eating too much, and with heavy food, destroys the lovely connection I am building with myself. It’s a way of giving up and letting an energy rule me which is not loving, destroying the tender loving me that I am.

There is no joy in doing that, even if the food tastes nice. The energy does not feel nice in the body, either during or after eating.

And, even though over the last 6 years I have changed to a mostly carbohydrate, dairy, sugar, alcohol and caffeine-free diet, I still did not change my relationship with food. I still used food as a reward and to numb by over-eating – especially with nuts, nuts and nuts and salty food. So it has been a process of constantly feeling what my body is telling me.

I am becoming more aware of how my mind tricks me by dictating what, when and how much I can choose to eat. I can still fall for this instead of listening to my body. My body does indicate to me in a much stronger way now, more than ever before I started to listen.

I feel this is super-important to say all of this, as it is normal for us to abuse ourselves with drink or food. Most people do it.

But…. there is a different way to be!

So now, it’s about starting a new relationship with food and myself. It’s in the way I deal with food, in the way I prepare and eat it – and in what I choose to eat to actually nourish my body. Now, I can start to treat my body with love, preciousness and respect.

Deeply inspired by Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine


278 thoughts on “Starting a New Relationship with Food and Myself

  1. As my relationship with myself has deepened so too do my food choices lighten. It is difficult to feel lightness and clarity in the body when the food ingested is heavy and dense. Like closing a curtain on the bright and shining sun.

  2. Having the commitment to constantly fine-tune our relationship with food is the best support that we can offer our bodies to be a vessel for the volume that is needed in line with our own evolution.

  3. In developing a loving relationship with our bodies we develop a relationship with truth, for our bodies will always reflect the truth of our choices. It is a great point you share here Janina, as even if we are eating foods that are knowingly more supportive for our bodies, we can still abuse, numb and dull ourselves depending on our intention of eating. As behind everything there is an energy first, and our bodies will always reflect the quality of energy that is moving us.

  4. This offers a very true perspective on food and how we can use it, further to that, how what we eat certainly does affect everyone. We, therefore, have an opportunity to be with food in a very different way and to not use and abuse it to not feel. But the key is appreciating ourselves to a point where we would not even consider putting in anything to our bodies that dulls it, because the body feels so amazing and content.

  5. Our relationship with food begins very early in life, often from very young. How many of us were told we had to eat everything on our plates, that the food we hated was actually good for us, and that you can’t have dessert unless you eat your vegetables …and many more scenarios. Children have a natural knowing what is nourishing for their bodies and when food doesn’t agree with them, so why as adults do we think we know better, don’t listen and make them eat it?

  6. The preparation of food has been something I have been observing lately and it is the care and attention to detail of how I cut and place my food on a plate and or container that brings a real smile to my day. So it is not only the food we choose to nourish ourselves with but also how we prepare the food and in what quality we are in when eating and or preparing. So very cool thank you Janina.

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