Getting Beyond The Pleasure Trap

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Our video this week continues to explore the pleasure trap and its influence on our relationship with food. We talk about two things that we've found help us and our clients get beyond its potentially addictive tentacles. Join us here:

So, the first thing is experiencing a baseline of how good a healthy body feels when we eat WFPB. Then, when we eat the high SOS (sugar, oil and salt) foods that overstimulate the pleasure center, we experience it more like a thrill ride and not the foundation for the balanced life that provides real satisfaction. We know we don't want to live at an amusement park, even though it has provided thrills in the past.

The other thing that helps us avoid the trap of pleasure / comfort foods is getting present. When we're in the present moment with food, we move past the pleasure trap. In the present moment we are free of habits and old memories, and begin to learn from our body's wisdom what to eat, how much and when to stop.

We'd love your questions or comments below and if you'd like a free consultation to discuss getting beyond the pleasure trap in your life, please contact us. Thanks for joining us and having an interest in a true relationship with food.

The recipe today is a Thousand Island Dressing, oil free and very, very delicious. It's a great dressing on green salads or steamed veggies and even over whole grain.

To Your Amazing Health,

Connie and Bill

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Thousand Island Dressing

  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup purified water
  • 6 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons white onion
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish (reserve 1 tablespoon to stir in after blending)

Blend in high-power blender until smooth.

Pour out into a jar and stir in the remaining relish.

Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.