Your relationship with food

Jul 7, 2022

 by Lateef Johnson

It’s nutrition hack day … and we’ve got a tip that will give you a significant payoff both now and in the future.

But first, we need to start with a big question.

When you eat, do you pay attention to your food and how your body feels while eating?

Or … are you chowing down in front of the TV or while scrolling your phone/computer?

Paying attention to how you fuel your body – and being INTENTIONAL about your food choices – can seriously transform your results.

By being intentional, we mean paying attention to:

  • Where your food comes from,
  • How you prepare and serve it,
  • What it tastes like and how satisfying it is (every bite), and
  • How it makes you feel after you eat it.

Check this out! According to a government study, the average person spends 2½ hours a day eating.

BUT for more than half of that time, we’re not paying attention to what we’re doing – we’re watching TV, working, on our phones, reading, etc.

More than HALF.

The problem is that being intentional helps you figure out which foods work for you or AGAINST YOU.

Meals keep you feeling fuller, longer … or make you feel bloated, blah, tired, and hungry two hours later.

Try this: Pay attention to your food for the next few days.

  • Before eating, think about where the food came from and how it was prepared.
  • Take a moment to consider its purpose for your body, health, and goals.
  • Taste and enjoy every bite.
  • Notice if/when you feel full or satisfied.
  • Note how you feel 1-2 hours later.

You might be (you will be!) surprised at what you discover.

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