Jan 24

Doing What Serves Me

I now like avocados.

I have spent most of my life disliking avocados. So much that dislike avocados was part of my identity. I remember growing up and my sister had the audacity to say that she didn’t like avocados. My sister saying that made me

Aguacate / Avocado

Aguacate / Avocado (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

upset, because I was the one who didn’t like avocados. I remember her eating them with glee with my Grandpa when we were younger.

I didn’t like anything about avocados. I didn’t like the taste. I didn’t like the smell. I didn’t like texture. I hated guacamole. One of the saddest things that could happen was ordering Nachos or a burrito and forgetting to say, “no guacamole.” It is so hard to scrape all the guacamole off nachos. It is impossible with a burrito.

My dislike of avocados changed just under a year ago. I was working on being healthy and I was looking for foods that I could eat. In the eating lifestyles that I want to take a part in, all of them mention the fact that avocados are a healthy fat.

Looking up the health information of avocados I could see the benefit of eating them.

Here are a few as reported by http://undergroundhealthreporter.com/avocado-health-benefits#axzz2IgHj6Hg

The avocado, also called the alligator pear, is a high-fiber, sodium- and cholesterol-free food that provides nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, is rich in healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (such as omega-3 fatty acids), vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate) — as well as potassium.

Plus with the high fat content, an avocado would help me remain full.
What to do though? I don’t like avocados even though they are the perfect food for my lifestyle change.
First thing I did was ask myself does not liking avocados serve me? To be honest at this point it doesn’t. As an adult having an identity of a person who didn’t like avocados seemed very silly. What did it do for me?
Then I examined what not liking a food is. Is it a choice that I have or is it my body’s natural reaction to something? I have no idea why kids don’t like certain foods. However as an adult, I know why I don’t like certain foods. Was the health benefit of avocados worth changing myself to be a person who liked avocados.
I decided that it was. I am in control of that part of me. I decide what I like and I do not like. Not my years in the past. Not my childhood. Not my 5 year old self.
It wasn’t instant. At first I got myself to be able to not dislike avocados. That was a huge step. Then the next step was to gradually get to the point where I can tolerate them. Now I like them. Since I have started my Whole30 30 day challenge, I have ate an avocado each day. 1/2 for breakfast, 1/2 for lunch.

Think about your life. When you go through your day ask, “Does this serve me?” If it doesn’t change. If it does, keep on going.

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Inspirational Life Coach Brett Dupree (237 Posts)

Internationally certified life coach through inviteCHANGE, Brett Dupree envisions a powerful future in which people live in pure joy. He believes that there is a great transformation just around the corner and he coaches people on how to use passion and inspiration to ride the powerful wave of awakening that is sweeping this world. Brett has dedicated his life to the study of personal empowerment. He believes that real lasting change comes from changing from the inside out. Working with you one-on-one, Brett helps you listen to your inner voice to reach your goals with passion, inspiration and ease . He creates a sacred space that allows you clients to bask in the joy of creation. He will help you find peace and balance in their lives so you can transform yourself into a self leader. Using the power of intentions, the Law of Attraction and his deep loving powerful heart he helps his clients gain miraculous results.


1 comment

  1. Wow! Who would have thought there was so much power in a simple thing like an avocado. I love how you use this to illustrate the power of choice and living in the present for what serves us now, vs. programming we established in the past. Thank you for sharing this!
    warm wishes,
    Cindy

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