The Psychology of Food

The Psychology of Food

I never aspire to be one of those plant-based influencers that look down on those that may eat meat.  I remember my struggles and I thought I’d never become Vegan…and I’m still not a Vegan!  I like to interchange between “Alkaline-Electric” and “Plant-based.”  I even remember wondering, “why in the hell do I even need a title?”  Well, I guess for the most part it’s about communication.  I want to clearly communicate to you what my brand focuses on, or when I go out to a restaurant (on that very rare occasion), they will know what I want and what I don’t.  Which reminds me, I’m done going to restaurants that are not fully plant-based.  I’ve gotten sick too many times.  Later, they’d tell me they didn’t realize butter, or sour cream, or cooking my food next to meat was a big deal.  So that tells me, unfortunately, many still don’t get it.

Veganism is a whole ‘nother world where I’m not sure if I’ll ever go to that level.  To help you fully understand what Veganism is, watch my short, animated video created to help you understand what it is and the differences of LIFEstyles.

Vegetarian, Vegan, Alkaline-Vegan

Sooo, anywhoo, my goals are to meet you where you are!  This is why I create recipes that anyone can identify, and it will automatically let you know what the dish will taste like!  Some vegans go really hard about not allowing people to call something “chicken” when it’s really fried mushrooms.  Lol. I get it but again, I just like to keep it simple! 

People often eat specific foods during the holidays for a variety of reasons, and these reasons can be influenced by a combination of cultural, social, psychological, and personal factors. Here are some common reasons why people tend to gravitate towards certain foods during the holiday season:

Tradition: Many holiday meals are rooted in cultural or family traditions. People often prepare and consume specific dishes because it has been a part of their family's celebration for generations. These traditions create a sense of continuity and connection to the past.

Nostalgia: Holiday foods are often associated with fond memories from childhood or significant moments in one's life. The smell or taste of a particular dish can evoke nostalgia and a sense of comfort, making it a staple during holiday gatherings.

Cultural Significance: Different cultures have specific foods that are traditionally associated with holidays. These foods often reflect the cultural heritage of a group of people and are prepared as a way to celebrate and preserve cultural identity.

Social and Family Expectations: People may feel compelled to prepare certain foods during the holidays to meet the expectations of family and friends. There is often a sense of shared experience and unity in enjoying familiar dishes together.

Symbolism: Certain foods hold symbolic meaning during holidays. For example, the turkey on Thanksgiving is a symbol of abundance and gratitude. Other foods may symbolize prosperity, good luck, or religious significance.

Emotional Connection: Food is closely tied to emotions, and during the holidays, people may seek comfort, joy, and a sense of celebration through the foods they associate with positive emotions.

Special Occasion Mindset: Holidays are considered special occasions, and people often indulge in foods that they might not regularly consume. The festive atmosphere contributes to a mindset of treating oneself and enjoying special, often more indulgent, dishes.

In essence, the choice of holiday foods is a complex interplay of cultural heritage, personal memories, emotional connections, and the desire to create a special and memorable experience during the festive season.  Unfortunately, some studies reveal a 15% increase of heart-attacks between Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.  That’s quite a bit of an increase considering the stats during the rest of the year.  In the US., someone has a heart-attack every 40-seconds!

Between the Psychology of Eating and the rates of Holiday Heart Attacks, it’s one of the many reasons why I created an Alkaline-Electric Holiday recipe book to help combat the unnecessary injuries that can often lead to fatality. 

If I can fool my 16-year old nephew on my recipes, I’m sure I can fool anyone!  Besides, I don’t think there are many people that truly like the taste of meat.  It’s the seasoning and perhaps a good crunch.  If they truly liked the actual meat, then they would eat it with no prep from the package to the oven. 

Bottomline, season your veggies just like you would your meat!  Don’t know how?  Get my recipe book for only $7!  I’m very confident you’d feel the investment is worth it, even if you only like ONE recipe, let alone all of them! 

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