3 Eating Habits To Ditch
3 Habits to Ditch If You Want A Better Relationship With Food
Depending on your personality, sometimes it’s easier to eliminate the bad habits before starting the good ones. Here are three habits to ditch if you want to develop positive eating patterns:
Thinking of food as the enemy - it’s actually the opposite. Food is medicine! It’s easy to forget that nourishing your body is one of the best things you can do for your health. Try to think of food as medicine for the body AND mind and you’ll be inspired to make the healthiest choices available. It’s NOT the enemy. View eating as an opportunity to take care of yourself now and in the long run.
Mindless eating - try to be aware of WHY you’re eating. This usually requires some work heightening your sensitivity as to when you’re hungry and when you’re not. That doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself from time to time, but eating out of boredom makes food less exciting. Mindless eating is not nearly as satisfying and can often lead to guilt. Nourishing yourself when hunger cues are telling you to eat helps reinforce a positive relationship with food.
Following unrealistic fads that do not fit in to your lifestyle - yes, it’s good to have an open mind and try new things. But if you know you need eggs and a little bit of dairy as a source of protein, perhaps a vegan diet isn’t best for you. Perhaps you have to travel for work and need to remain open to various cultures and food groups to consume adequate calories. Or perhaps you need whole grains and legumes for digestive purposes, so maybe a paleo diet doesn’t really suit you. Yes, lifestyle adjustments can be necessary. But fads and unrealistic trends usually set one up for failure and can prevent steady progress.
Now that we’ve looked at what NOT to do, we can focus on taking action. Need help navigating a nutrition path that suits YOUR needs? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a FREE consultation.