Why I Eat Chocolate Cake

why I eat chocolate cake

Why I Eat Chocolate Cake

I eat chocolate cake because people assume I can’t, shouldn’t, or wouldn’t dare.

And that makes me smile.

I’m not vegetarian, vegan or paleo but I can’t tell you how many people hesitate before handing me a plate of food or offering me an alcoholic drink.

Clearly I have a reputation.

Health author, health and wellness coach, chocolate cake eater…can you spot the odd one out?

If you’ve ever done anything outside the norm you’ll notice how people look at you slightly strangely. A sideways, maybe-she’s-an-alien kinda glance.

Welcome to my world.

And I know a lot of people take medication to get rid of their symptoms. So they really can’t understand why I spent ten years rebuilding myself from serious illness, naturally, and with a lot of effort, because surely that’s what doctors are for??

D-I-Y or Die

Except my doctor had tried everything and it wasn’t working…so in what felt like a “D-I-Y or Die” moment, I decided to go it alone in an effort to keep breathing.

And it turns out – years later – that I’m pretty good at rebuilding myself and helping people. So I wrote a book to support others and built a life around being a healthy, energized forty-something.

why I eat chocolate cakeWhich is why the chocolate cake thing feels like a blip and people are shocked, should a slice of fudge finger slip between my lips.

They ask me for the recipe, knowing I avoided wheat, dairy, sugar, alcohol and caffeine for YEARS and at least three of those ingredients are usually found in chocolate cake (all five in a really good one!)

So they assume I’ve created a care-free cake full of goodness.

I haven’t.

The chocolate cake I eat is usually loaded with all of the above. Deliberately.

It’s not eaten every day, or even every week. It’s not as part of a weight loss breakfast as some articles tout (seriously, we are women, not idiots!) And not as a love-replacement when things in my life aren’t as good as they could be.

Why I Eat Chocolate Cake

It’s just often enough to remind myself that amazing health is not about deprivation.

Amazing health comes from re-connection. From listening to your body and your symptoms, understanding what’s wrong in your life, (and therefore your health,) and re-balancing.

Amazing health and…ok I’m going out on a limb here…happiness, are about being able to have a little of what you fancy now and then, and not wiping yourself out for days because of it.

If you suffer from any kind of fatigue, blood sugar or hormonal problems you’ll know what I mean. In my darkest days of illness, a piece of chocolate cake would, quite literally, have floored me. My system was a volatile and unstable wreck.

Now I eat chocolate cake because I can.

And I never take a mouthful for granted because I worked hard to love my body this well and this whole.

Amazing health means reclaiming your body and all the juicy sexiness it holds, and creating a life you’re excited to live.

Amazing health is about pleasure and enjoyment. It’s re-discovering your vitality and your essence and having some fun while you’re at it.

For me, that entails a chunk of chocolate cake on the side as a flagrant dare to the doubters and dis-believers, who whisper…she’s super healthy, she’d never…

Here’s what you need to know…

I eat chocolate cake to remind myself of what’s possible.

I eat chocolate cake for all the women who can’t.

I eat chocolate cake for all my sisters still on the journey back to wellness and I hold their potential in every bite.


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  1. Sara Wasser on June 25, 2018 at 4:28 am

    This is so inspiring! Thank you for sharing. There is so much judgment out there about what we eat; it\’s nice to see the freedom you have to eat chocolate cake once in a while! How long did it take your body to start rebuilding itself once you went off of wheat, dairy, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine?

    • Jescolme on June 25, 2018 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks Sara, I’m glad you enjoyed it. It took about two years in total for my body to rebuild physically so I was strong enough to consider the foods that have previously triggered me. Could have done it much faster but I guess I had more to learn 🙂

  2. Lisa Kunkleman on June 26, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    We have lived the struggle for years at my house and learning to treat my oldest daughter’s Celiac was the beginning. Then my off the chart familial cholesterol and heart issues, nest other daughter’s undiagnosed chronic stomach pain and migraines. Special diets and lifestyle changes all around made life better.

    • Jescolme on June 27, 2018 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks for commenting Lisa, I’m so glad you found the changes that made life better for you and your family – keep up the good work! 🙂

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