What We Think, We Become
Did you know that how you feel reflects how you eat? As a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist, I believe our food choices steer us towards the things we are struggling with the most. Your mindset nourishes your connection with food and your body, mind, and soul. For example, how many of us have felt like it’s hard to say no to others. Instead, you find yourself saying “yes” even when you don’t want to. Now, your day consists of running around like crazy doing everything for everyone else. By the time 6 or 7 pm rolls around, you’re tired and stressed. So, what do you end up eating for dinner?
It’s experiences like this we can find ourselves in an unhealthy relationship with food and our body. This is because very rarely do we hear the nutrition experts talking about why, but instead talking about how – how it’s all about “balance.” How do you expect a person who struggles with balancing work, life, kids, and relationships to have a balance with their eating?
Although this sounds completely ridiculous, let me explain:
Well, it starts by getting fit with your mind. Your mindset nourishes your relationship with food and your body and how we feel about ourselves shapes the beliefs we have about ourselves.
Limiting beliefs like: “I can never commit to eating healthy or healthy eating”, makes it so hard to shape the relationship we have with food.
… like the great Buddha once said: “what we think we become.”
Summary: Thus, your mindset is what nourishes your connection with food and your body. Through exploring this relationship, people can gain powerful insight into the bigger challenges in their life. Overall, from self-confidence (or lack thereof) to holding boundaries (or lack thereof) food is not only an excellent way to enhance your well-being but an incredible tool to learn more about whom you truly are– mind, body and soul.