I’ve got a cold and am sitting on my bed drinking a bottle of Lucozade. When I got ill as a kid my Mum used to buy me the original flavour to make me feel better and make sure I was getting some energy into my body. It was the only time I was ever allowed to drink it.
I still only really drink Lucozade when I feel rubbish, and it always makes me feel better because I have such blanket-cosy, Mum-hugging, sniffly feeling sorry for myself emotions about it.
I’m writing this now because I don’t want you to ever lose that feeling of food or drink’s specialness. I love so much of what intuitive eating teaches us, but I see so many coaches teaching people to take all feelings away from the act of eating to make it all “just food”. I would hate for that to happen for you. All feelings are important.
Food has emotion and meaning. Don’t ever lose that.
I hope this makes sense, but if not, I don’t care, I have a cold and Lucozade to get back to.