That is a great association to have developed, Monica! Yes, I need to reframe it in my mind.
Exercise is the panacea for many ills.
It sounds dumb to you, but my mind has associated food with pleasure and even worse...love. Nurturing. Celebration. Fun. Happy times. Even spirituality.
But with all our current knowledge about food and nutrition, I need to love my body and nourish it properly. There are fantastic healthful foods to choose instead of the processed chemical-ridden junks that are a type of poison to our bodies.
I have to associate pain with the junks. Maybe I can see it as poison to me. Good thought.