How To Have A Better Relationship With Food

What we put into our bodies is important, and when it comes to food, we need it as it’s our fuel to get through the day. It provides us with that energy, but what is your relationship to food currently? There are probably ways that you can improve it so that you love food, but you’re putting in the right stuff that’s going to make you feel good too. Here are some tips to have a better relationship with food.

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Eat In Moderation

One of the most important things when it comes to food is that you’re eating enough of it and not too much nor too little. Moderation is something that you want to understand and use for all of your meals and eating habits in general. There’s a rule about how much you should have on your plate and how much of that plate is made up of carbohydrates, protein, and vegetables. The bulk of your plate should be vegetables, followed by protein and then carbohydrates is the smallest section on your plate. Keep your plates small so that you’re not tempted to pile on the food. As long as you're eating everything in moderation, you should be able to maintain your current weight. 

Don’t Deny Yourself A Treat

To not allow yourself a treat every now and then will make you miserable. Whether it’s the best southern fried corn that you love or a bar of chocolate, you deserve a treat. Again, it’s all in moderation, but there’s no point in denying yourself the finer things in life when it comes to food. So what if it’s unhealthy? If you’re not letting your body spoil itself every now and then, you’re still allowing an unhealthy relationship with food. Staying healthy all of the time is difficult, and it’s near enough impossible because everyone has their favorite snack or meal that’s not good for you but makes you happy. Don’t limit yourself, just remember that every treat is balanced with something healthy.

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Learn New Recipes

I’m always trying new recipes here. If you’re ever shopping around for breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers or snacks, dessert, Halloween, Thanksgiving or even Christmas recipes, I’ve got so many for you to choose from. Trying to do a weekly shop and to meal plan can be difficult when you’re doing it in-store. You want to think about what it is you want to cook but when you’re shopping without a list, that can lead to the wrong things going into your basket. Try to compile a food shopping list before going shopping and then that way you’re going in knowing exactly what you want to get. Don’t be afraid of trying out new recipes and look online for inspiration. It’s always good to mix it up every now and then and to try new things. You may come across one or two dishes that end up becoming a staple for you. If you’re struggling, you could always try food subscription meal kits that come with the ingredients and how to cook it, all prepared. Definitely a good option for busy households.

As a foodie, I’m always looking for ways to spice things up so I never get bored. Cooking can be so fun because you’re creating a work of art that you actually get to eat. Your relationship with food should always be a good one, so focus on bettering yours.