Published On : Mon, Aug 21st, 2017

Healthy relationship with food

Healthy Relationship
Nagpur: Do you have a healthy relationship with your food? It may sound like an odd or superfluous question. You don’t have to worry about your breakfast’s feelings, whether your lunch loves you or if your dinner is about to break up with you.

But many people struggle with an unhealthy relationship with food and diet plans. For some, that involves cheating on a Diet by secretly consuming such diet-busting foods as chocolate chip cookies, muffins, ice cream, fried chicken and hamburgers.

Dieting is another way an unhealthy relationship with food manifests itself. Some people can be on top of their diet game for weeks or months at a time, then relapse and gain weight by eating sugary, fatty and high-caloric items. “That’s not good for your body,” . “If you are constantly going up and down 5 pounds, that’s not good for your digestive system or your metabolism. Your body doesn’t know what to do. We function best when we’re eating in moderation and are consistent.”

Some people eat emotionally to insulate themselves from their feelings, which is detrimental to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and losing unwanted pounds. People sometimes eat because they are stressed, sad, bored or lonely. People who eat emotionally typically reach for unhealthy “comfort food,” such as ice cream or french fries, which can lead to obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Then there are people addicted to food, often unhealthy things such as chocolate, pizza and snack chips. “Some people [are compulsive] about food, the same way some are about alcohol or gambling. “There are parallels.”