Navigating through what to eat and what not to eat can be super challenging and confusing! Here are 5 tips to help you improve your relationship with food!
Quit the ALL or NOTHING mentality
Trying to follow a “perfect” diet is only going to make you fail because nobody can follow a perfect diet. We are human. Life is all about balance. A healthy day might include some healthy foods and some not-so-healthy foods. Slowly start adding more healthy foods to your day. What matters is what you do the majority of the time. For example, if you drop your phone on the ground. What do you do? You just pick it up where it dropped and carry on. You are not going to stomp on it and smash it just because you dropped it! Right? So if you eat something that is not on your diet doesn’t mean the whole day is ruined and you should just eat junk the rest of the day because you ate one special item.
Stop punishing yourself for what you ate yesterday (or last week)
Regretting past decisions isn’t going to help you get anywhere. Think about how can you nourish your body today?
Focus on QUALITY not QUANTITY
Start by eating mainly real foods. Try to eat only the foods – the kind of foods that come straight from nature, not from a factory.
Enjoy every bite of food you eat
Whether it’s a healthy salad or a not-so-healthy dessert, enjoy it! Appreciate the texture, the smell, the flavor, etc. Make sure you slow down and take your time to enjoy every single bite. Never rush through a meal.
Learn how to cook delicious, nourishing meals
When you cook your own meals you’re able to use the best quality ingredients and to provide your body with all the nutrients (and love!) it deserves. Getting the kids involved too will help them enjoy healthier foods as well!
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What does your relationship look like with food? Do you have any tips you have found helpful? Leave me a comment below to let us know!
I hope you are enjoying this beautiful day!
Hi!! I’m Kristin McConnell, creator of Innovative Health & Fitness, I am an Elite Fitness Trainer and a health and lifestyle blogger! I am a wife to my Amazing husband, Mom of two fabulous kids, and two dogs. We try our best to live a happy and healthy life.