I have a very good relationship with food, or so I thought. I’m not a fussy eater, I will try anything at least once, I always clear my plate and am always panning my next meal. I love to cook and discover new tastes and flavours and mix things up and I love to eat!
Many a time have I turned to food as my comfort and I thought nothing of it until recently. Am i stress eating? is this the way I am now coping with stress? Before in my old job I didn’t eat because of stress, am i now overcompensating for that? There is a sort of comfort in eating and savouring every flavour, and that sensation feel at that moment in time like pure enjoyment. The more I think about it the more I think that my relationship with food isn’t that healthy at all. I wish I could be like one of those people who could control everything that I ate but sometimes I feel myself being completely out of control. A lot of it has to do with boredom. I think that on a normal day I have about 1000 things to do at any one time but when I have a day off I find it really hard to get in to a routine of no snacking or finding something to do that will take up my entire day.
After my little revelation though I have been looking at what I am eating and have started to say no, or not have as much as I usually do. Knowing when I am too full and reacting to it is something that I struggle with especially if I am enjoying my meal. I would rather stuff my face until I was too full to move than admit defeat and leave some. I am getting better at it but I would be a lot better.
From this point forward though I am going to say no! No to eating out of boredom! No to eating because I am stressed! No to seconds! No to snacking! and Yes to a healthier life.
Here’s to our health!