There is a growing obsession with food in our culture.
Food and eating have always formed a strong part of society and plays different roles in different cultures, but we place a greater emphasis on food than ever before.
The plethora of food-related TV shows and YouTube channels contribute to our focus on food. Another factor is the ease of food accessibility and availability, in developed countries.
Though mindset is the main driver.
We live in an era of instant gratification; social media provides us with an avenue to gain acceptance and popularity without leaving the house. Pornography offers the same immediate satisfaction.
Food’s omnipresence and the growing problem with food-related disorders, like obesity and bulimia, is no coincidence. Instead of food being sustenance and a way to connect with others it’s used fill a void.
Why work hard in the gym and gain long-term rewards like improved health and performance when we can feel good immediately by eating a chocolate bar?
Why work hard to further our career when we can forget our dissatisfaction by eating a calorie-laden snack?
We need to step back and look at why we eat. While it’s OK to look forward to eating, if your day consists of thinking about breakfast, lunch and dinner, you need to add more substance, not sustenance, to your life.
Reassess your relationship between food.