How Chicago reminded how much I love my taste buds…

Most of you know that I spent last weekend in Chicago at the Healthy Living Summit (HLS).  It was fabulous spending time with some healthy, beautiful and positive girls (and a few guys!).  Now that Chicago is a few days in the past I have had the chance to read a lot of recaps and also to reflect on my own experience at the summit.  Since I am not a diary-style food blogger, I figure it is alright if I give you guys my own thoughts on the weekend in my own way.

I am lucky to say that I never really took part in disordered eating. Sure I went through periods of restricting my food intake or purely working out for the calorie burn, and I still turn around right away when trying on new clothes to see what my butt looks like in it, but nothin’ too crazy or damaging.

Hearing peoples testimonies about overcoming disordered eating and distorted self-images has made me realize just what a huge responsibility we all have.  The things we say or do, or comments we make about feeling fat can be internalized by those who hear it.

I was walking around with the lovely Courtney and Hillary on Friday, playing tourist and snapping pics….

(Hi girls!)

…when came across a couple of signs and I just had to stop and take some pictures:

Y’all have heard me say this before, but  I REVEL in my taste buds.  I really enjoy tasting delicious meals and imagining different recipes and playing around with different ingredients and flavours.  And seriously, I love to EAT and enjoy!

Being around a group of healthy bloggers just totally confirmed this point for me.  It is healthy to enjoy good and real food.  It is healthy not only for your body, but (equally important) it is healthy for your mind and heart!

How about you – do you revel in your taste buds?

I’ll leave you with some Chicago pics. What a fab city!!

Toronto chicas represent!

(via Emily – my super fab roomie and new real-life friend!)

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  • Heather
    September 17, 2019

    what a sweet time! sounds like such an amazing trip 🙂

  • Megan
    September 19, 2019

    You take such beautiful pictures! Making our city look EXTRA good. 😉

  • Emily
    September 20, 2019

    Reason #427 that I like you so much. Beautiful pictures and a beautiful post! So glad we got to spend it together. 🙂

  • Ashley
    September 22, 2019

    Looks like you had a lovely time. I love your recap through photos. And yes, I LOVE food. I love the experience of it and I love taking the time to really taste + appreciate food. 🙂 That photo of you + emily at the bottom is gorgeous! <3

  • San
    September 23, 2019

    I am like you. I don’t have a history of disordered eating, but I have moments where I question what I eat. I try hard to be respectful of the comments I say because you never really know what another person is dealing with. This truly does apply for any sensitive issue!

  • Hillary
    September 24, 2019

    YAY!! I love your Chicago photos – they are BEAUTIFUL!!