Welcome to Episode 21 of The Road to Carnivore Podcast!
This 14-minute episode brings awareness to a common stumbling block for those trying to switch to a carnivore lifestyle: unchecked affection for non-carnivore foods.
Reining in this affection is key to doing carnivore long term from a place of joy and peace, instead of forced discipline and compliance.
Show Links and Resources:
Introduction to the Devout Life from Ascension Press
Day 2: Preparing for the Journey from Catholic Classics podcast
The word “boundary ” resonates with me. I use boundaries when decluttering and organizing. We use boundaries when dealing with toxic relationships. But how can I use boundaries in relation to food and family when they don’t follow a carnivore lifestyle? My husband’s “love language” is food… he eats whatever he wants, buys junk food whenever he wants, and he will purposely buy me food, even though most everything will give me a stomachache (believe me, we’ve had the conversations/arguments). It’s extremely hard when that food keeps coming into the house. “Boundaries” sounds like a promising concept, but I have a really difficult time setting them for myself and my family. Any insights would be appreciated.
Hi Marlo, I think it’s awesome you’re exploring this in the realm of carnivore. I can hear in what you’re saying that you’re already familiar with the concept, you just need to figure out what it looks like with food. Physical boundaries are easier in many ways, because if the food isn’t in the house, you can’t eat it. However, mental boundaries will serve you better in the long run because then you’re not tempted by stuff at parties or out in the wild either. Go through the podcast again and really try to understand what’s going on with the lizard brain. You’re going to want stuff when you see it. That’s natural. But will you allow the lizard brain to be in charge? At the end of the day you are permitting or deciding what you do or don’t eat. This will be an ongoing exploration, I wish you success. It’s a rewarding process that will help you even beyond food.