Updated: Sep 2, 2019
When I asked some of my readers what fears they had about intuitive eating, one person responded “What if my intuition only wants tacos and pizza?”
Whoever you are, I love you. Thank you for your honesty and thank you for having such exquisite tastes. (Tacos and a marg are the WAY TO MY SOUL, btw, soooo uhhh… just sayin’).
My hunch is that this person thinks that only wanting tacos and pizza is a problem needing to be fixed.
They may laugh and joke about it with their friends or try to force themselves to eat something different. But deep down their body just wants to bite into a crunchy taco shell for the 5th night in a row.
Hey you. You ain’t broken. There is nothing wrong with having favorite foods, enjoying consistency, or lacking creativity in your meal planning.
In fact, I’d say you’re already ahead of the game because you know your preferences and have a desire to pursue them. Cha-ching! Now THAT we can work with.
Also, I have REALLY GOOD NEWS for you.
Tacos and pizza are two of the most versatile foods in all the land.
Seriously, think about it, there are endless combinations of taco and pizza ingredients.
Feeding ourselves is not meant to be difficult. It is not meant to be guilt inducing and stressful. If your relationship with food leaves you feeling scared that you made a mistake or bummed because you didn’t enjoy what was on your plate, then you have not yet found food freedom.
And girl, let me tell you. Tacos and pizza are DEFINITELY a part of food freedom.
If you have favorite foods, but aren’t sure how to navigate the desire to eat the same thing over and over, try switching up the ingredients in some of your most-used recipes. Tacos, pizza, sandwiches, stir-fry, and salads are all great meals for those who are looking to begin exploring different flavor combinations because they all have toppings or “extras” that can be switched out to create endless combinations.
I’ve used tacos as an example below and have listed out some different ingredients you can use in a gazillion different combinations.
For anyone out there who wants to experiment, I challenge you to give yourself the gift of tacos for as many meals as you want. Try switching out different proteins, toppings, sauces, and spices to create a different experience for yourself while still getting the familiarity and love you have for a particular food. Let me know how it goes!!!
And remember: If your intuition wants tacos, pizza, sandwiches, or ANYTHING ELSE, you are perfect. This is perfect. Your body is perfect. Your desires are perfect.
Everything is workable and I’m here to help show you how.
It's taco time!
Nuts and seeds
Special sauce (there are tons of recipes online)