The people that you see most often influence how and what you feed your body. Whether you are by yourself when eating at certain points and with people or family at others, the energy and circumstances affect how and what you choose for your precious health.
So what’s happening, how is this affecting my food and body weight you ask?
Depending on who you are and how you choose, any of the following reasons are influencing you.
#1 Extra Food is Extra Food:
Each and every person requires food from all groups (no food group left behind). Many times a child in a family or even a significant other will leave behind a few bites of food or sometimes more than a just few bites. You might feel compelled to finish what’s left; not wanting to “waste food”. This wonderful guilt is a very popular way influence body weight.
Another common story at family meals or gatherings is finishing up extra helpings after you have already enjoyed your first serving; a sure-fired way to eat more than your wonderful body requires.
Leave that uneaten food on the plate where it came from, pack it away for later or get rid of it. You are not responsible for polishing off the extras. No guilt, simply store it away or toss it out and move on.
#2 Food Pushers and Prowlers:
Is there someone you see from time to time, or even more frequently that is trying to serve up something that feels irresistible to you? When someone is caring for their nutrition and a friend, co-worker or even a family member knows you are committed to your health and delivers the donuts anyhow, sabotage is created.
No matter the reason that people are bringing the enticing food to work or your home, it is still your vocation to walk away. Even if your favorite relative insists on a second helping of her or his famous meal, you can politely refuse it. Although this may be uncomfortable in the moment, you will be thankful that you honored yourself afterwards.
More likely than not, this person or people will continue to bring food or offer you additional servings for time to come. You are in charge of creating your body and health.
A client favorite mantra or saying, “if I really want that treat or (insert food item here), I know where to go and find it or I can make something just like it”. Living in the moment, especially with food means enjoying the experience. Enjoying the experience does not require overindulgence.
It’s not as if this very moment with cookies or cake is the last moment forevermore. If you want a treat, another time, you can find it elsewhere and on your own terms. Not when your favorite food prowler/pusher is taunting your goals of self-care and balanced nutrition.
#3 The Topic of Discussion: Latest Food or Diet Craze
Whether you, a co-worker or close friend are searching for the golden answer on how your body will finally change, discussing the newest food or nutrition craze becomes a habit for some and maybe even an obsession. Whether it's you or someone you know, the reader of this newest idea/craze is looking to tell someone about it, as soon as possible.
"The search is over, finally, here is the answer we have been waiting for". Well that is until the donuts were brought in (possibly by the very same person who just read about the food craze—she is desperately missing them since she began and wants to watch you eat one, living vicariously through your taste buds and facial expressions).
After learning that you have been eating "old news" food choices or even what this latest craze says is wrong altogether, confusion emerges. This confusion energy will lead right to a platter of extra sweetness, and some "oh well" energy.
Here’s a secret—no one nutrition/diet book is going to have the answer for every single person on the planet. In fact, it’s likely that the book will have a moment of fame and then phase into the night, far away…
Here’s the other secret--as soon as that nutrition craze is phasing out, a new, completely different idea is about to explode and confuse everyone breathing fresh air into thinking that what the other book said was way over in left field. And so the tide turns and the book industry does too.
The Truth: You Are In Charge of You--No Matter the Company.
Although the 3 Reasons listed here influence many people. You are always the master of your own food experience. You are the decision maker about what is acceptable to you and your body. In fact your unique body deserves to be honored for it's own story, allowing you to fully live in and engage the life you want and deserve.
Choose not just for the moment, but for the moment after too, creating confidence that you are honoring your body and life. SKS
Cambium Nutrition creates personalized meal plans that honor your unique lifestyle, relationship with food, likes, dislikes and health history. Your plan is designed and tailored to honor your goals, desires and ultimately to fuel your inner body with natural, beautiful energy
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