This Is What Real Food Freedom Looks Like

Food freedom! I’m hearing about this a lot, so this is my take on what real food freedom looks like, however….

 

This is not about telling you to feel good about eating junk food, that will never fly around here, as I don’t believe in that deep down in my heart.

 

I’m also not addicted like most to such trash (That’s a shot at any health pro that still eats junk, btw)

  

So instead of coming out with the truth, they push it like it’s nothing.

 

Let me break it down to you in drinking terms…

 

 In this health game I’m sober, if you choose to listen to drunks on your health…

 

 May God be with you!

So now we got that clear, let’s get down to it.

 

Food Freedom Is That Not Just The Same As Mindful Eating?

Both words are used interchangeably, but there are levels and differences!

 

Mindful eating is first of all is rooted in Buddhism, this is things like being present, mindfulness and living with awareness and being intentional etc.

 

It’s about your senses and them being fully engaged when you’re eating, or just sitting and being content with just being, and doing nothing at all but being present in the moment.

 

Food freedom is very much the same, but without the Buddhist sprinkle, it’s rooted in weight- inclusiveness & like I was saying before to try and make you feel good about in the now.

 

Which is good, so long as we are not lying to those who are in poor health via obesity, that they are healthy.

 

Or you’ve just had open-heart surgery because of your weight, less than 6 months ago, but somehow you’re so healthy & fit, that is not helpful at all.

 

So long as we are not misleading them, I’m all for it.

Mindful eating also has principles that you must follow, such as….

 

Saying no to diet culture, respecting your body & making peace with what you eat etc.

 

Food freedom principles chops and changes, as it’s meaning changes upon whom you speak to in many ways, so watch who you’re speaking to about food freedom.

 

What It’s rooted in though would be intuitive eating, which can be so dangerous to those that eat recklessly to start with!

 

Losing weight without getting a disorder AKA intentional weight loss, increased flexibility with what you eat etc.

 

The chief aim of food freedom for them is to remove all guilt, shame and negative emotion from eating unhealthy trash.

 

That’s where food freedom loses me, when we start going down this road we are out-and-out lying, just to make you feel good.

 

You feel these emo for a reason, even outside the media pressure, you know those foods are no good.

The same pressure you would feel if you knocked someone down in a car, or you killed someone…

 

Now imagine if they told you… Oh, don’t worry, don’t feel guilty, you took a life, but it’s okay.

 

Let’s be real here, it’s junk food that makes you gain the weight we don’t want, and it’s that first that gets you sick, and thinking you did wrong vs fruit and veg.

 

If somebody can tell me they did not eat any junk food prior and then got ED off just eating fruit and veg alone, I would love to hear it, as I’ve yet to come across it.

 

 

Food Freedom For The Sick

I like that fact that it’s a term that is not rigid and is helpful to a variety of people.

 

This is great for those that have eating disorders & chronic mental illness as you can work on their relationship with food, in a way in which is not old-fashioned & not helpful to them.

 

Instead of looking for positive approval from others, over time they give it to themselves as their confidence in food goes up, that I really love.

 

Also, it will prevent others from getting to the point where they end up with an eating disorder it’s a lane that can be closed, even though it’s not the only way to get it, it would show some progress in an industry where it’s been long overdue, to see some sort of change for the better!

 

Taking advantage of the vulnerable is never okay, even more disgusting is doing it for profit.

 

If you still have a heart & a soul, you will know that via misleading others they can lose their lives or take their own.

 

If you know someone that is sick via an eating disorder, protect them as best you can…

 

There are many wolves, just looking for the dollar & with no regard for your health, or the person for that matter.

This is why you should seek pro’s as the risk is much lower, and they on the most part know what the hell they’re talking about.

 

This Is What It Looks Like

You’re not sitting there counting calories, you’re not forcing yourself to eat food or to regurgitate food.

 

You’re seeing fast food as junk & food as all things that are healthy for you.

 

You’re not taking diet pills, or looking for quick ways to get to your ideal.

 

You’re willing to see that this is a step-by-step process & not something that will just happen overnight.

 

You will see that anyone trying to tell you otherwise does not care about you at all.

 

You will take no part in the diet culture, as they’re short term fixes that do not last.

 

You will choose lifestyle change over yo-yo dieting and the latest fad.

 

You will seek out Nutritionist, Dietitians (COUGH) & certified pro’s that know how to deal with all of this with their eyes shut, V taking advice from a damn builder at number 10 Crossly road (Sorry if that’s a real house address, it just came to mind!)

 

You will stop taking sugar coats from those that are telling you food is not good or bad…

 

Well, we know that, but junk is junk, really it’s not food.  If you fight against that you will lose in the end, your body agrees with me.

 

You will see that you can still get pleasure, energy & nourishment from eating actual food, then processed junk /experiments gone wrong in a lab, that they feed the rats with.

 

You will become better at knowing when you are full, when you are hungry before your belly rumbles, when to hydrate etc.

 

You will see you are on another level, day by day, the healthier you are, the better you become…

 

It will downpour into everything that you do.

I’m living proof of that!


THAT’S IT!

 

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys.

  

 Please do let me know though…

  

 What Do You Make Of Food Freedom?

 

 Which Do You Prefer, Food Freedom Or Mindful Eating?

  

How Are Your 2022 Health Goals Going So Far?

 

 Until We Meet Again, Ciao

 We Look Up

 

Karim David 

The Healthy One 

94 Comments

  1. Sid Fokaides March 2, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Thank you so much for this, I really had no clue what food freedom was.

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    1. Karim March 2, 2022 at 2:46 pm

      Ah, well I’m glad that I wrote about this then! You’re welcome!

      Reply
  2. Patty Lazarou March 2, 2022 at 10:40 am

    Food freedom

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    1. Karim March 2, 2022 at 2:46 pm

      Cool, thanks for letting us know.

      Reply
  3. Nicola Loukaou March 2, 2022 at 11:19 am

    Thanks for that, this was really good.

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    1. Karim March 2, 2022 at 2:47 pm

      You’re welcome, I’m glad you like it.

      Reply
  4. Francis Obonohawaliowa March 2, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    Very good, and I have to agree with you, I don’t want the sugar coat.

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    1. Karim March 2, 2022 at 2:47 pm

      Thank you & yeah it’s the lies you feel me… If only it was just the sugar.

      Reply
  5. Chris Antoniou March 2, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    This is really real, so thank you for being open!

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    1. Karim March 2, 2022 at 2:48 pm

      Thank you for this 🙂

      Reply
  6. Neo Kostas March 2, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    It’s really good how you explained this, as I was really confused by it all. I don’t want to feel good only but then do bad, i want to feel and know that what I’m doing is healthy. This why I loved what you had to say.

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    1. Karim March 2, 2022 at 2:49 pm

      I feel you on this Neo, it gives you peace of mind too.

      Reply
  7. Kim Antonia March 2, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    My health goals are going well, but it seems very slow, I hope It’s going to go well.

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    1. Karim March 2, 2022 at 2:50 pm

      Patience is all that is missing… You got this.

      Reply
  8. Yia Xio March 2, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    Not good, so now I email you.

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    1. Karim March 2, 2022 at 2:50 pm

      Ok, look forward to hearing from you.

      Reply
  9. Gabriella Davis March 2, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    This was really good, I will share this with my friends.

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    1. Karim March 2, 2022 at 2:51 pm

      Thank you Gabriella 🙂

      Reply
  10. Larry Prince March 2, 2022 at 2:01 pm

    Freedom one for sure.

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    1. Karim March 2, 2022 at 2:51 pm

      Thanks for letting me know.

      Reply
  11. Del Farmer March 2, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    Food freedom is for me, and I love how you explained it to you.

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    1. Karim March 2, 2022 at 2:51 pm

      Thank you for the love!

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    2. Karim March 2, 2022 at 2:52 pm

      I’m glad what I said, you felt that 🙂

      Reply
  12. Leroy Binns March 2, 2022 at 2:13 pm

    Love this so much.

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    1. Karim March 2, 2022 at 2:52 pm

      Thank you for the love Leroy 🙂

      Reply
  13. Cali Kyriacou March 2, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Thank you for sharing this, I’m doing ok with it.. I just need to keep doing the workouts.

    Reply
  14. Leah Pamboridis March 2, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Ryan sent me here.

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    1. Karim March 3, 2022 at 10:34 am

      Hey Leahh!

      Reply
  15. Soph Kouyialis March 2, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Thank you for the share, everything is going good for me so far.

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    1. Karim March 3, 2022 at 10:34 am

      Np Soph… Glad to hear it!

      Reply
  16. Leo Dylan March 2, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    It’s going well, with your help!

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    1. Karim March 3, 2022 at 10:34 am

      Man like Leo!

      Reply
  17. Stephanie Michaliou March 2, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Mindful eating.

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    1. Karim March 3, 2022 at 10:35 am

      Cool, thanks for letting us know.

      Reply
  18. Juliet Chen March 3, 2022 at 8:49 am

    Mindful eating, I’m doing very well thanks.

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    1. Karim March 3, 2022 at 10:35 am

      Nice Juliet, thank you for letting us know.

      Reply
  19. Elena Silvo March 3, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    This is very good, thanks for giving your tips.

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    1. Karim March 4, 2022 at 1:12 pm

      You’re welcome.

      Reply
  20. Pam Hasikos March 3, 2022 at 1:52 pm

    I really like to know what goes in what, so I think food freedom more.

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    1. Karim March 4, 2022 at 1:12 pm

      Yeah, it’s the best.. You feel much better that way too.

      Reply
  21. Roman Strickland March 3, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    This is the best thing I’ve read in a long time

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    1. Karim March 4, 2022 at 1:13 pm

      Thank youuu!

      Reply
  22. Mari Khan March 3, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    I appreciate you for this, Have an amazing day!!!

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    1. Karim March 4, 2022 at 1:13 pm

      Thank you!

      Reply
  23. Montell Arnell March 3, 2022 at 3:12 pm

    Thank you for the advice.

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  24. Jorell Lovemore March 3, 2022 at 4:17 pm

    This was very helpful, thank you so much.

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    1. Karim March 4, 2022 at 1:13 pm

      You’re welcome.

      Reply
  25. Samuel Prosser March 3, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    Thanks for that, food freedom for me.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 4, 2022 at 1:13 pm

      You’re welcome & thank you for letting us know.

      Reply
  26. Joe Diamond March 3, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    Love this one bro!

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    1. Karim March 4, 2022 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks for the love.

      Reply
  27. David Strawbridge March 3, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    Thanks for getting me unstuck.

    Reply
  28. Jamal Jones March 3, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    Mindful eating.

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    1. Karim March 4, 2022 at 1:14 pm

      Nice, thanks for letting us know Jamal.

      Reply
  29. Keyon Silva March 3, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Chris sent me here.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 4, 2022 at 1:14 pm

      You’re welcome.

      Reply
  30. Turell Baker March 3, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    I’m good, I need to stick at it until it sticks.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 4, 2022 at 1:14 pm

      Keep at it Turell, big up!

      Reply
  31. Jamal Penlington March 3, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    I’m all for this, well done for speaking up!

    Reply
    1. Karim March 4, 2022 at 1:14 pm

      Thank you!

      Reply
  32. Luke Morant March 3, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Thank you for the support!

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    1. Karim March 4, 2022 at 1:14 pm

      You’re welcome.

      Reply
  33. Travon Freeman March 3, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    I will watch what I eat, and take better care now.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 4, 2022 at 1:15 pm

      Good Travon, it’s so important 🙂

      Reply
  34. Dylan Lawrence March 4, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    Very good, and on point.

    Reply
  35. Dandrae Handmer March 4, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    Thank you for this.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 5, 2022 at 2:12 pm

      You’re welcome.

      Reply
  36. Luca Coppell March 4, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    Chris sent me here.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 5, 2022 at 2:12 pm

      Hey Luca.

      Reply
  37. Terell Snelgrove March 4, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Lee sent me here

    Reply
    1. Karim March 5, 2022 at 2:12 pm

      Heyyy

      Reply
  38. Jarrick Edwards March 4, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Very good, I’m enjoying your content.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 5, 2022 at 2:13 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂

      Reply
  39. Shelly Seams March 4, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    Food freedom is the best for me.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 5, 2022 at 2:13 pm

      Nice one!

      Reply
    2. Karim March 5, 2022 at 2:13 pm

      Thanks for letting me know.

      Reply
  40. Machele Lloyd March 4, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Super job!

    Reply
    1. Karim March 5, 2022 at 2:13 pm

      Thank you.

      Reply
  41. Angelina Dougall March 5, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks for helping with my stress.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 6, 2022 at 12:57 pm

      Np at all 🙂

      Reply
  42. Ruby Gatfield March 5, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Thank you so much for this, I will never see food the same way again.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 6, 2022 at 12:57 pm

      You’re welcome = )

      Reply
  43. Kina Goldsmith March 5, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    This really helped me, thank you so much.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 6, 2022 at 12:58 pm

      I’m glad that it did… You’re welcome Kina!

      Reply
  44. Latonya McKenzie March 5, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    You always have us in the front of your mind, and thank you for speaking the truth.

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    1. Karim March 6, 2022 at 12:58 pm

      I love you Di1’s fr… You’re welcome, I want to see you all better off!

      Reply
  45. Meg Carvallio March 5, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    I agree, and need to do better for myself.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 6, 2022 at 12:58 pm

      Cool, we got plenty of time this year, let’s make it count!

      Reply
  46. Pia Monnz March 5, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    I’m just happy to eat what is good for me, and forget the rest.

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    1. Karim March 6, 2022 at 12:59 pm

      Fr Pia, good mindset.

      Reply
  47. Teana Blitchindon March 5, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    Thank you so much!

    Reply
    1. Karim March 6, 2022 at 12:59 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂

      Reply
  48. Nyesha Kildare March 5, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    Food freedom, this version I like the best.

    Reply
    1. Karim March 6, 2022 at 12:59 pm

      Oh ok, thanks for letting us know Nyesha = )

      Reply

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