Hi, I’M MORGAN WILLIAMS
WRITER, photographer, MINDFUL EATER AND MEAL PLANNER.
Living to Dine is a space I created to share my love for good food. You’ll find pages filled with flavorful, wholesome recipes and the daily rumblings (and beauty) of my life.
When it comes to food, I believe in the power of cooking whole ingredients, slowing down and eliminating the word diet from your vocabulary.
Diets are just another channel for selling you the false ideals of perfection. And they usually lead to more weight gain, mindless eating and a constant cycle of binging and restricting.
I know this because I’ve been there, and I was there for a very long time. When I struggled with my relationship to food, I was in a dark, lonely place that crippled my already-whole soul.
Guess what? Food does not have to be your enemy.
Once I discovered the power in choosing to love and nourish myself, I felt grateful for each and every meal. I rediscovered the joy and pleasure in eating good food, and I finally realized how much my health and well being matters.
And that’s why I’m here.
I want to show you how to make delicious, soul-nourishing food that’s easy to prepare and store for the future.
How Did I find peace with food?
First, I want to clarify that I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all solution. I hate diets, labels and “I don’t eat” lists. Instead, I encourage every woman to stop worrying about the food she eats and start paying attention to what she’s really craving.
If you’re anything like me, you want to feel loved and accepted—but instead of believing you deserve it, you sooth your despair with food.
The incredible news is you don’t have to continue turning to food. You can find love, acceptance and trust. You can feel good in your skin, feed and nourish yourself and you’ve had the power to do it all along.
You just haven’t been given the right tools to incorporate it into your lifestyle.
For me, this is what has worked: I eat and take what I desire, I try to roughly plan out my meals, and I give myself time every day to meditate, journal and practice some kind of yoga or movement.
These are the things that have helped me heal. They may help you, too or maybe not. There is no right answer. We’re all different after all, and there is no single life, diet or meaningful practice for every unique person.