How to tell if your eating is supportive
On the path to a healthy relationship with diet and food, it’s common to fanaticize about what eating will finally be like…
“…when I never overeat, have too much sugar, eat out of boredom, or eat any of the “bad stuff.”
But the fantasy of “never again” often falls flat. (Ask anyone who swears off a bunch of things related to eating).
Here’s a more indicative marker of a strong and healthy relationship with diet and food:
A healthy relationship with food often leads us to choosing foods and ways of eating that make our bodies feel well much of the time and when we eat foods or eat in a way that makes us feel less than well, we take note and course correct….without much mental or emotional residue.
Many people have strong inner critics that can get very opinionated about what and how they eat, expecting transgression-free eating all of the time, adding that layer of residue that complicates things.
So here’s a short list of questions to more accurately help you determine if your relationship with food and eating is supportive right now:
Ask yourself, in relationship to diet and eating:
Do I have more: Self-love, trust, free time, relaxation, acceptance, freedom, confidence, nourishment, vitality?
And less: Stress, inner-conflict, confusion, self-judgement, obsession, anxiety, numbing, extremes?
No one can answer these for you.
With love and respect,