P stands for PLEASURE btw- and it’s very F-ing important.
Diet culture has stolen pleasure from us because most, if not all, people trapped in a disordered eating cycle have a hard time not being crazy and anxious around food.
Which doesn't exactly translate to pleasure and joy from eating.
The problem is, humans are hardwired to receive pleasure from eating, but when eating is just about gaining and losing weight it's damn near impossible to absorb it into your system.
And it is just as vital as vitamin A, C, E, K & B's.
Studies show that our pleasure, enjoyment and satisfaction around and during meal time effects the bodies ability to absorb and assimilate the nutrients in our food.
That means that just thinking that something is bad for us is likely to inhibit the ability of the body to digest well, triggering bloat and physical discomfort.
So that means the more we allow ourselves to enjoy what we are eating the more likely we will have quality digestion and to stop when full because we will have recieved the pleasure necessary to feel satisfied.
Often we overeat not because we enjoy food too much but because we don’t enjoy it enough!
The actual food is only part of what satisfies our bodies needs.
We have to also experience the taste, smell, sounds, textures, and pleasure to truly provide all that the body needs to feel nourished and alive.
Who is ready to get in some VITAMIN P this week?