Do I have an unhealthy relationship with food? Behavior# 1-Food is my enemy and friend

Do I have an unhealthy relationship with food? Behavior# 1-Food is my enemy and friend

Do you have an unhealthy relationship with food?

Everyone has a relationship with food. The challenge is, how to healthy relationship with food. A healthy relationship, in general, involves honesty, trust, respect, compromise and open communication. There is no imbalance of power. Everyone involved, respects each other’s independence and can make their own decisions without fear of retribution or retaliation, and share decisions. This applies to food as well.

I challenge you to be honest with yourself. Every day, I will make a statement connected to your relationship with food. Your answer will be YES or NO. At the end of the week, we will figure out, if you have an healthy  or unhealthy relationship with food and what we can do about it.

 

Is food my enemy and friend?

Enemy

You stress about ever bite you take. You look at everyone’s plate and or listen to what they are ordering. You are thinking, so I’m trying to lose weight and I heard that eating habits are a big part of it. Now, you probably are looking at every ingredient on the label, thinking; what did my trainer, doctor and neighbor tell me was bad again? If I take everything they say, then I’m right back to square one…. it’s all bad! Then you come to the conclusion, I just won’t eat anything! I’ll just barely eat, do intermittent fasting and a cleanse…maybe all 3!

Friend

I love to eat, it is a part my culture! It reminds me of good times, great memories with friends and family. Something happens good in my life….let’s go out and eat food! Something happens bad in my life…let’s have dinner and invite love one’s over. It comforts me. Makes my pain go away.

Now you feel crappy and you’re back to being enemies again! Do you see the cycle?

Do you exhibit any of the characteristics above, does it sound like you? Do rationalize that you don’t do everything above and just a few things? Let’s see how you do on the next behavior…..

 

 

Trina Potts NASM CPT, CES, FNS, WLS, BMS

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