Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Improve Your Relationship With Food in 6 Simple Steps

This is a contributed post.
Do you know you have an unhealthy relationship with food, and that you need to do something about it, but you’re not sure what? Fear not, this post is designed to help you. Now, don’t get us wrong; if you have a serious problem with food, like a serious eating disorder, then you should go to a medical professional. However, if you simply struggle to find balance when it comes to food and find yourself obsessing about it a lot of the time, then something has to be done.

Have a look at the 6 simple steps below to figure out how you can improve your relationship with food:

Get Out Of Any Unhealthy Cycles
First of all, you need to identify your unhealthy cycles so you can get out of them. For example, do you notice your scale weight fluctuating, and then use that as excuse to eat lots of junk food? Do you have a stressful day at work and use that as an excuse to make yourself feel better with food, and feel unable to put the biscuit tin down?



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Figure Out Where Your Unhealthy Relationship Came From
Figuring out where your unhealthy relationship with food came from can help you to eradicate the issue altogether. Most things like this were picked when we were kids. It may be something another child said to you, or even something a parent said to you. Try to work your way back so you know what gave you the mindset you have now. You can then work on letting go of past beliefs and stories you’re telling yourself.

Become More Mindful Daily
The more mindfully you live, the more you will be able to enjoy your food and stop obsessing over it. You’ll also be better equipped to listen to your body and pay attention to hunger cues!

Focus On How You Want To Feel
Make sure you focus on how you want to feel above all else. How will binging, or starving yourself make you feel in the long run? How is this cycle making you feel? Your ultimate goal should be to have a great relationship with your body that makes you feel good.

Give Yourself Permission To Eat Anything You Want
A trick to help you improve your relationship with food is to give yourself the freedom to eat what you want. It might sound counterintuitive, but people often obsess over food because they don’t think they can have what they want. The sense of not being free then leads them to do all kinds of silly things, like stuff their face until they can’t eat anymore. Sites like Feed your mind can give you more useful tips like this. It can take a little work, but it’s all about changing your mindset.

Try The Tapping Technique
Tapping is a great technique that can help you to change your mindset and past habits. Be consistent with it and it could change the way you view food entirely!

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