How many times have you heard "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," "you are what you eat," and other food-/nutrition-related cliches?
Well, try this advice:
MAKE TIME TO THINK ABOUT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD AND FOSTER IT.
Just like any important relationship, to make it a good relationship, you're best bet is to put some effort into it. At first it may seem strange and even chore-like, but as you become accustomed to dedicating some time to it, it becomes easier, and the benefits more notable.
So what do I mean? Well, there is more than one approach, so do what feels right, and "follow your gut" (punny, eh?). This should get you started though:
When you have a few minutes to yourself, consider these questions:
1. In one word, how would you describe your relationship with food?
2. Which foods would you call your "comfort" foods? Why? And when and why do you eat them?
3. What is your food routine?
4. How does the distribution of your food intake compare to that of your energy output (ie. physical and daily activities)?
5. When you think of healthy eating. What comes to mind? What about unhealthy eating?
6. What is the difference between healthy eating and eating healthy?
Over the next while, I'll post a bit about each of these questions. Stay tuned and please feel free to comment.