There is a peace to be found in eating what you love that I haven’t found in any other way. Not everyone can relate to this connection, but for me, it’s fully correlated. For so long, I struggled with being at peace with my body that the angst manifested in my obsession with food. I wanted to “fix” my criticism of my body and my internal unease by eating better, restricting, dieting, getting “control.” It was no surprise I never fixed myself by dieting. It can’t be fixed by dieting. I had to start to eat with love to make any headway on my crippling anxiety. I had to eat what I loved and make peace with my cravings to address the deeper issues. For so long, I struggled with what I “should eat” or “shouldn’t eat.” It was a wonderful way to distract myself from feeling anything else or thinking about uncomfortable topics.
Food obsession always reveals a deeper worry.
To eat in peace allows us to get honest about what we really feel. The new mantra had to become “What would I really love to eat today?”
I wanted to eat a lot of things, and I wanted doughnuts. I assumed other people wanted to eat doughnuts too. I started making them for myself and getting them out there to the masses. This permission to myself to eat doughnuts turned into a multimillion dollar business—a sign that making decisions out of love can have great results.