Thursday, April 14, 2011

Is food life's only true constant?

Food's not just fuel.

If it were, we'd have calorie tablets, everyone would be real skinny, and I'd be working emerg somewhere.

Food's a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but for all of us, at different times, food's friendship, comfort, solace, celebration and cheer.

And food pretty much never lets you down.

You could have the best marriage, kids, parents, job, hobby, friends in the world, but from time to time, you'll hit some rough patches.

Your comfort food on the other hand?

It'll never let you down. It's a constant. Whatever you need it for, it'll deliver. Each and every time.

Its ability to make you feel better? Don't kid yourself that it's all in your head, it's also in your body. Food has the power to change your body's immediate physiology.

That's why I believe it's about the healthiest life you can enjoy, not the healthiest life you can tolerate, because food has a great many roles, and it needs to still be able to be your rock from time to time.