Food: The Life of my Love

Shakespeare said, and I’m paraphrasing, that music is the food of love. Sorry, Will, but I have to disagree. I say food is the food of love.

Maybe they didn’t have very good food back then, but I’ve found the better I eat, the more I love life. In fact, this connection led me to come up with what I consider my mantra:

Eat better. Sleep longer. Love more. Try harder. Be happier.

I truly live by that.

They’re great little bits of advice on their own, but to me, the first step also leads to the last.

If you eat better, you have more energy to do more things which makes you tired. But a good kind of tired where you melt into bed when you climb in at night.

Being well rested makes you more positive and love those around you more. You find yourself striving to be do better and be better for yourself and for your loved ones.

And at the end of the day (and the day after, and the day after that, etc.) you’re happier.

Luckily, eating healthy isn’t a chore anymore.

It used to take a lot of effort to eat right: scrutinizing labels, going out of your way to find healthier options, or making yourself eat something unpalatable just because you thought it was good for you.

But now there’s a new health-conscious movement that’s going on. And I love it. There are stores and food producers offering meals and snacks with simple ingredients. People are getting better educated on what constitutes a balanced diet. And this growing trend of farmer’s markets sprouting up is fantastic.

And it’s proving that when you’re full of good food, you can live a fuller life.

Debra Feinstein