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LouLou Eats

Foodporn is something I love to share because food has been a big part of my weight loss and fitness journey.

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My love for food

Learning about food has been one of the biggest challenges of my transformation journey.

I’ve always loved eating especially when I was a child, sweets, cakes, roast chicken, spare ribs, oxtail, chocolate….oh, the list can go on and on. However I noticed that I used food to comfort me from the pain I was feeling with rejection. Now this type of rejection could be anything, getting a low mark in my school work to being dumped by my then boyfriend. For me the feeling of not being ‘good enough’ made me eat and eat and eat.

About half way through my journey I realised I was letting my food choices hurt me more than the rejection.  I was getting spots, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, excessive sweating, dark spots on my skin.  All of that didn’t matter because the feeling of being full was more like a hug to me, plus food was more accessible than a person to get comfort.

After a lot of hard work, food doesn’t give me those reactions anymore…..well as long as I don’t have a sweetie or two. It took me a while but I had to listen to my body and how it reacted to the different foods and ingredients I ate.  Trust me it wasn’t easy but I am so glad that I continued to work on myself to see what my body needed rather than what I felt I wanted.

I class myself as being a ‘Plant-based Gluten Free’ eater as a lot of my food choices aren’t commonly found in the supermarkets……ok….I am a fussy eater, but I am so happy to not spending hours on the toilet anymore.

Cooking is now one of my first LOVE.  My kitchen is now my best friend. We come together at least once a day and we create some lovely meals together. Yes it can be hard to keep on cooking and not take a break to indulge in a takeaway, but I AM so happy that my body feels and look healthy and loved from within.

So keep an eye on my BLOG as I will be posting the meals that I love to eat, makes me feel good from within and fuels my body to stay strong and healthy.