Creating POWERFUL New Habits & Relationships with Food
I would like to share my thoughts, after 18 years working in the fitness & wellness industry, I have unpacked that: “there is no such thing as “good” foods or “bad” food.
Rather, what I continue to discover is that there are “HIGH NUTRIENT HIGH DENSITY/NOURISHING/ALWAYS FOODS” and LOW DENSITY/ENTERTAINMENT/HYPER PALATABLE/SOMETIMES FOODS.”
- The key is to create a healthy relationship with these foods & learn what is best for you & at what times throughout the day, week or even month (for menstruating women).
- Some foods, unfortunately, can sometimes act as personal triggers. For example, almonds are a beautiful source of a nutrient dense healthy fat. Yet, the natural almond can act as a trigger food for some, which may in turn lead to overeating/binging. Everyone has different triggers. This is just an example.
- I find it is important to outline which foods “flow” with you & which food require more “attention” & relationship nurturing & development with. I encourage you to please not rush this relationship, have faith that it will strengthen over time.
- I try my imperfect best to avoid becoming dogmatic, cutting things out and being so rigid with choices. I personally feel that this mindset strays from what Empowered Eating is about.
- I encourage all to create a free flowing & empowering relationship with one’s food choices. This, in time, and with practice, may help to guide us towards healthy weight management, increased/thriving energy & a vibrant healthy body throughout our lifespan.
I leave you with these 3 useful tips. Try incorporating these into your daily nutritional eating style:
- Think of the HEALTHY EATING plate for lunch & dinner = 50% Non-start Veg, 25% Protein (more if required) 25% carbs.
- At least 20-25 grams of Protein at Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
- Meeting your caloric budget requirements.