Do you worry about if what you are eating is good for you? Too many calories, carbohydrates, sugar, or fat? Maybe you don’t know if you are eating enough or maybe you are eating too much?
I get it too believe me……. I do and I am a Registered Dietitian!
Often in my life, there were many days I used to ask myself these exact questions. Some days I would include foods that had less sugar or fat restricting calories from these foods hoping that I would feel fewer cravings for sweets. While other times I may have restricted my overall eating in hopes of making me lose some weight or provide me with more energy?
I felt frustrated and confused as nothing that I wanted to change about myself worked and I remained the same.
Today, I eat in a way that does not make me feel restricted nor guilty. I live free from past conditioning and have the desire to eat well for good health.
I know that each of us has a longing for the best life, for our dream life. What is confusing is that we have considered superficial qualities such as appearance and size for example, with what we have represented for us in what we think is our best life. When you are tired of all that and have promised the impossible to yourself once again stop and think about what is it that you truly desire for your best self.
Today’s blog shows you the best strategies I’ve found:
– Allow yourself to become aware of the positive and nurturing opportunities that are available through food selection and preparation by respecting your inner wisdom.
– Use all your senses in choosing to eat food that is both satisfying to you and nourishing to your body.
– Acknowledge that there is no right or wrong way to eat but varying degrees of awareness surrounding the experience of food.
So, believe me, this is not something that happens overnight. But consistent practice can get you on the way to creating a more meaningful relationship with food and without feeling guilty or restricted.