Hello again. We hope that you’re here because you’ve seen our free blog, which explains why diets don’t always work for everyone and are interested in learning more. One important reason that diets often don’t work in the long term is that they miss out a really important thing. which is our psychology.
There are so many factors that influence our eating behaviors, and we believe that understanding this is key to having a healthy relationship with food. First things first.
Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior. It’s about understanding how and why we do what we do.
It’s all about awareness. We have to eat every day. We have to eat to give our bodies the energy and nutrients it needs. The problem is that because eating is something that we do every day over time, we just sort of stop noticing it. We stop paying attention to the things going on around us that influence our food choices. We don’t always notice the thoughts we have about particular foods or question the different roles that food might be playing in our lives.
Eating can happen so automatically that we just aren’t really aware of what we’re doing. For many people, this can lead to patterns of eating that don’t actually work for them anymore. When it comes to taking care of their health or living the life they want to live. The problem, though, is that without awareness of the how and why of eating the psychology of eating, it’s pretty difficult to change anything. Even if we really want to.
The good news is that by learning about the different influences that affect us and slowing down a bit, you can start to notice different patterns when they show up. You can start to make connections and understand more about what’s driving your decision making when it comes to eating and when this starts to happen.
You’ll be more able to make more conscious choices about how you really want to eat. This blog series is not going to be about telling you what you should and shouldn’t eat. We think that most people who have been on multiple diets are like walking, talking nutrition dictionaries. We don’t think that difficulties with eating stem from a lack of knowledge about nutrition. This section is going to explore some of the psychology behind our relationship with food and eating.
Do you live to eat or eat to live?
This well-known phrase is often said a bit tongue in cheek. But for us, it brings up a really important question Why do some people seem to have a really simple and easy relationship with food they eat when they’re hungry and stop when they’re full. They can easily walk past temptation like the dessert menu when it’s in front of them was for other people. Food and eating seems like a continuous battle. Why is this? Well, there are lots of reasons. And we’re going to explore a few of these now.