Do you love to eat? Have you ever used food to relieve stress or avoid feelings of sadness or loneliness? A healthy relationship with food allows a mindset of food as a source of nutrition and energy instead of a friend or foe. Set yourself up for success to eat when you are physically hungry and stop eating when you are comfortably full by:
- Keeping a food journal. Write down what you eat and what you are feeling at the time you eat it.
- Preparing food at home. Plan your meals for the week and make a grocery list of tasty and healthy ingredients to cook.
- Balancing your food groups. Aim to make 80% of the foods you eat from the MyPlate.gov food groups including, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains and low-fat dairy. Drink and eat less salt, saturated fat and sugar.
“By choosing healthy over skinny, you are choosing self-love over self-judgement.” Steve Maraboli