As National Junk Food Day comes to a close, I can’t help but wonder how exactly we got to the point where we would celebrate foods that are harmful and poisonous to our bodies. This got me thinking about the idea of “treat yourself” as it applies to our modern society. We use “treat yourself” as an excuse to do things that we know are bad for us… AKA eating junk food, overindulging, splurging on unnecessary purchases, and so much more. Sure, these things could be considered a treat in the moment, but in reality we use this small phrase to excuse ourselves to do things that are ultimately bad for our body, mind, and soul. We’re not treating ourselves at all; we’re hurting ourselves. What we get from junk food is a temporary satisfaction that often ends in guilt, shame, and regret. You shouldn’t have to feel guilty about eating! Eating should make you feel full, satisfied, and renewed with energy rather than stuffed, sluggish, and remorseful. Our relationship with food is so skewed that it sometimes brings about negative vibes. Food is a necessary and enjoyable part of life, but we need to create the right relationship with it. I want to challenge everyone reading this to try and recognize food as a natural and pleasurable part of life. However, this will only come about if we fuel our bodies with food that they recognize and that is beneficial. If you are eating lots of fresh produce, cold pressed juices, and natural food, you will be left with more energy and a body that wants to give you it’s utmost potential. How you look will also be affected by eating well, but that comes secondary to feeling your best. Luckily, this goes hand in hand. Let’s all focus on conscious eating and living, truly thinking about what you are putting in your body and how it will affect you. This simple act can change your life if only you allow it. Give your body some good karma.