"People who love to eat are always the best people” as Julia Child plainly puts it.
Although it may be a pretty simple fact that eating is the best thing, women instead have a rather complex relationship with food. Perhaps it’s from unspoken expectations or unconscious guilt that leads to anxiety and stress over our eating habits.
However if we channeled our focus to the positive and find a balanced way to optimise our diet, it can help us have a healthier relationship with food.
Keep it simple
We’re constantly bombarded with new ‘research’ that tells us how foods are bad for us along with many new ‘diets’ such as clean eating, low carb, low fat, and many others. It can become overwhelming.
Focus instead on eating wholesome real foods. Start with simple freshly cooked meals at home.
Under-eating is our biggest enemy
We often try to restrict the amount of food we eat in hopes that it helps us lose weight. However, our bodies may not be getting enough calories or essential nutrients which can lead to depression, irritability and being susceptible to illnesses.
Focus instead on consuming healthy, nutritious food every time.
Make your diet tasty and realistic
Eating will be a lot more enjoyable when it's tasty and relaxed. Listen to your body and eat what makes you feel good.
Instead of worrying about consuming any snacks, look for healthier options. Look out for foods that are lower in sugar and saturated fats, and full of the good stuff like protein. As long as you’re filling your body with a balanced diet, indulging in some snacks every now and again is not going to hurt.
Bottomline is, listen to your body and don’t get discouraged when you mess up. Every day is a new day so let’s live a healthy lifestyle and enjoy our food.