Picking Linda’s Brain pt 1

Interview with Linda Engelbrecht

We’re Joined again by Linda Engelbrecht of The Honest Grazer, and this time we wanted to get some more insight into what goes into this awesome blog. We got her on the phone and started picking her brain. These are some highlights:

Linda Engelbrecht

[Phone Rings]… [Answered]

Hello?

Hi Linda!

Hi, how are you?

I’m great, and yourself?

Good, thanks.

Um, you’re speaking to Kevin from Fetch the City?

Yes! I expected the call…

Okay awesome… Um, I want us to get started with our interview; I have got you on speaker, I hope that’s not a problem because I do need to record your…  Your answers.

Okay no problem!

Okay. 100%. Now getting right into it, Um, how was your day; by the way?

It was really good, thanks. Busy! But good. I think we’re all kind of getting into the new year now.

Okay, awesome. Now the first question that I actually want to ask you, is: How would you describe your relationship with food?

Um, so I think um, I used to… not have a really good relationship with food?! Um and I think that’s maybe the case for a lot of people because, if you have um; controlling… if you have one of those personalities where you like to control things or have some control of like your situations ; food is naturally one of those things that is easy to control.

And I think that’s why a lot of people end up having a bad relationship with food. Um… but right now, it’s probably the best relationship with food that I’ve had in my life.

It’s not something that I think about in a negative way or in a constant sense either, I don’t think; it should be something that occupies your mind 24/7. Um… uh… that’s as bad as not thinking about it at all… So you want to find a happy balance that, you know what you need to put into your body and that the food is fuel that also has so many more… um, it has so much more value than that as well [just being fuel].

Food can bring you happiness, uh, it can be a way to connect with people, and… it can be an experience. So I think it’s about shifting your perspective from food to be a positive influence in your life, without having  to fixate on it being…. Because thinking about food, even if it’s healthy food: It is also not necessarily healthy food if you are thinking about it all the time. You know what I mean?

Um, but for me… I think the biggest shift that happened in my head is that I started seeing food as something that is part of me, as being. It’s something that I need to give my body and to give myself to live life to the fullest. When the shift changed from using food as a means to a get body that I wanted or to feel a certain way or etc etc etc.

Um… Then it kind of just became very intuitive,  natural and now it’s just… I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s a relationship, as much as it just is. You know what I’m trying to say?

[Laughs]

Stay tuned for pt 2…

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