KICKASS WITCH : Putting The "K" In Magick
Do you ever feel like there's a gigantic gap between the way you're living now and the life of your dreams? Do you sometimes wish you could wave a magick wand and all of your problems would just disappear so that you could finally step into the kickass life you know you were meant to lead? I can't promise you that transformation is as easy as waving a magick wand, but I do have quite a few tricks up my sleeve and am more than happy to share them with you here. So, chin up, Gorgeous, stick around and, most importantly... BELIEVE!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Punk Rawk Kitchen Witchery : The Dogma Of Food



How is your relationship with food? Love-Hate? Obsessive-Compulsive? Self-Righteous? Kickass?!

Are you a person who cares about nutrition and goes the extra mile to make sure you're eating a healthy diet on a regular basis? What is a healthy diet anyway?

And beyond that, what do you think about the word "diet"?

Maybe you feel like you've found, in food, the secret to pushing back the hands of time, clear skin or creating the "perfect" body? If so, do you give unsolicited advice when your friends & family are joyfully chomping down on what you consider "taboo grub"?

Maybe you think people who eat meat are karmically fucked? Or are you a person who finds vegans baffling at best?

However you roll when it comes to eating, I invite you to share in the comments section below. Let's get a conversation going here, a drama-free discussion about what it is to make peace with the plate and how food relates to beauty, fitness, body image, energy levels, morality & mental health.

I'd love to get your take on this!

MUCH LOVE -xo
peace...
Joanna

7 comments:

  1. Sugar seems to be my nemesis food right now... specifically with soda and iced tea. I know I should replace it with water. I even like water.... but I think I may be addicted to the sugar. Any tips on a good replacement for soda? Good topic Joanna! Love your site!

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    1. Ahhh... you don't have to tell me about sugar. I have the world's worst sweet tooth! And you're right to call it an addiction. That means that, if you go cold turkey, you could experience some withdrawal symptoms, like headaches, and cuhrazzzy cravings. There is so much that I could say about this, that I'm just going to have to make another video. So, thanks for the idea!

      I will say though that switching from iced tea with sugar to mint tea could be helpful here. Just brew a STRONG cup of mint tea & pour it over some ice. Also- Stevia is the best sugar replacement (it's a plant) & you can buy it in powdered form. I like to use grade b maple syrup & dates in my recipes as well. Hope that helps! And- THANKS for the kind words, Lenora.

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  2. Diet, yeah not crazy about the word. I make food and life choices according to my body and mind. Love the veggies not so much meat in my diet other than fish and organic turkey. I have found that this works for me. A migraine sufferer I started cutting things out of my life that triggers this. A by gosh it worked. By getting rid of steroid filled food and foods filled with preservatives I have lessened the migraines by 80%. Something which the doctors couldn't do without a lot of meds. Not much into meds at all. YUK! I try to do things more natural and what my body tells me works for it. Still trying to rid myself of the 3 month steroid kick they had me on for allergies about 6 years ago. GRRRRR! But on the other hand it kept me from meeting the other side at a early age of 44. An extra 35 pds that seem to linger on. But that just makes me more sassy and more to LOVE!

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    1. Ooh Steroids... that sounds intense. I totally feel you on trying to stay away from the meds & keep things natural! And- I am SO glad you did not "meet with the other side". That would have deprived me of getting to know my oh-so-sassy, super fun pumpkin sister! Which reminds me, I've got some seeds to plant :O)

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  3. My relationship with food is...love/hate on a very physical level. I love food - the taste of it, smells, textures - it's like art! There's so much to choose from and so much to gain from eating a variety of foods and moving away from the burger joints and heart attacks in a sack. My issue - the hate part of this - is that we live in a place where physically finding variety (and even things that are fairly common or popular in a general sense now) is almost IMPOSSIBLE. I live in central Alabama. It's like the food Nazi capital of the world when it comes to health. If you want to live the fry and die mentality, you're in the right place. EVERYTHING is fried here - and subsequently RUINED here, as far as food goes. Finding healthy alternatives without driving to an expensive specialty store (or Whole Foods, which is just as far) an hour away is literally not going to happen. But, is it worth my fight (and my drive?)? Yes. There are so many yummy, beautiful, and scrumptious ways to eat healthy - even raw - if you get creative. I can't wait for gardening time this year because I'm going massive in my little raised bed apothecary/produce market out back!

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    1. Wow- Christy! That's really inspiring. I love that you are willing to make that kind of effort given the circumstances.

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  4. I love food and I hate what is does to me. I am a single mom of 5 and I am a teacher so my biggest problem is finding quick, easy and cheap meals to feed us all. I do a garden in the summer but I'm just learning how to do that. We live in Iowa so growing year round isn't an option. I would love suggestions on how to get healthy food on a minimal budget.

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