Friday, December 17th, 2010
Follow a couple easy steps and you’ll find yourself on the road to food balance and self awareness when it comes to food & your feelings.
Consider for a minute your fridge. What it contains is your life force. You can’t live without food, but certain foods can live without you.
Step 1: Clean out the junk from your fridge. Throw it out or give it to a friend. No need to feel guilty and say you can’t waste food. This is about your health and taking a much needed step towards a healthier lifestyle.
Step 2: Go to the grocery store and find healthy, yummy food that will tempt you and feed you body the energy and nutrients that it needs to sustain you through the day and help you to achieve the weight loss or maintain your figure.
FOOD & YOUR FEELINGS
Feelings and food have become synonymous and is a growing common thread by which people have associated themselves with food. Jessica Simpsons famous “fat picture” brought attention to her pattern of “eating her feelings” to public media. It has lead to studies of inner peace and binging, yo-yo dieting and patterned weight gain and loss. For example, when Miss Simpson’s life is going well or she’s in love and her frame of mind and spirit is good she appears to drop to her body’s ideal weight, effortlessly.When she is off balance, unhappy or depressed she tended to eat her feelings and gains a dress size or two. This is typical trend and more and more people are becoming aware of how they function in these good and bad situations and taking control of their decision making and working to stay balanced.
when it comes to feeling, this may be one of the reasons we gravitate towards binging on junky foods. Think about it. A lot of us are guilty of eating our feelings. Or feel guilty or bad about something and eat to stuff those feelings. That in itself becomes a pattern and can become an addiction. You don’t have to take this.
Step 1: Next time you start snacking ask yourself this, “Why are eating? Are you bored? Frustrated? What are you feeling? Is it uncomfortable? Do you need comforting”? Then listen to yourself. It’s okay to eat what you have in hand. Guilt does us no good around food. Everything in moderation they say. But keep track of your answers and watch your eating habits change. When are made aware of our patterns we can then go ahead and make a change. If we are unaware of our patterns, we don’t know what to change.
Step 2: Always make sure you have plenty of good foods to snack on. Plan ahead and when you’re at the grocery store, pick out out lots of delicious and healthy foods that your excited to try and feel good about snacking on.
Step 3: try bringing your own lunch to work. That way, you can plan head and don’t get caught overly hungry and grabbing fast food or something pre-packaged at the convenience store. Take charge of your food intake. But remember, just because it’s healthydoesn’t mean you can eat twice as much. Calories count.
We at KEFTY are not shrinks, we can only suggest that you can improve yourself by taking care of your body as well as your soul. They work in tandum and when one is off, the other suffers.You are worth taking the time to examine where you are on your life’s path and asking yourself, “What do I like about myself and what would I like to change to make my quality of life better”. It starts with a choice.
* Please consult a Doctor before starting any new diet.
This information is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure and disease or advise someone not to seek help if they need it. Seek help if you think you need it. This information is merely suggestions for common knowledge diet and wellness. It is intended to be motivational entertainment. That when followed may lead to better food choices for a healthier lifestyle.