Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been taking a more active role in my well being lately, putting my physical health in top priority to help with my struggle to maintain good mental health. As important as my dedication to the gym has become in finding balance in my life, food also plays an extremely important role in maintaining a healthy mind. As the old saying goes, “You are what you eat” and to be a healthy living organism, it is important to eat foods that are as close to being in their natural living state as possible. That being said our lives are very complicated and I’m not one to completely turn my back on vice, what fun would life be if indulging in hedonistic behaviours wasn’t available to balance out the banality of virtuous living. Setting long term goals and striving to achieve them helps our minds stay healthy and stimulated by the accomplishments that we are all able to obtain. What I’ve really come to realize is that finding balance is the most important goal to set and recognizing that along the journey to reach our goals moments of failure are bound to happen. It’s in those moments of failure that fuel our minds to regain the momentum to pick ourselves back up and continue to strive toward finding balance.
You might be wondering what all this has to do with a blog about food. Food is the life force that drives our lives, it’s the fuel that we need to exist. It’s also a drug that comforts us when we are down, a vice to escape from the world. It’s a powerful thing that can aid or hinder the results we want to see in our lives. So perhaps its time to offer more than just recipes that come out of my kitchen and explore food in a little more depth, explaining what I’m eating and why I’m eating it.
Many changes to come at ChezDarrenAndrew.com as I seek balance between my fitness goals and the many temptations of the culinary world.
Thanks for reading!