How and Why to Build a Healthy Relationship with Food

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How can we promote loving our bodies and also celebrate the food that we eat? Here are some tips and tricks to help you on your journey to make peace with your food.

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Why Building a Healthy Relationship with Food is Important

It can be easy to dismiss the need for a good relationship with your food. With so many other factors in life, this can often be pushed to the back burner. After all, it’s just food, right? 

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If you have a good relationship with what you are putting into your body, it can be easy to have a healthy relationship with food. There are so many impacts of this one relationship. It is special to enjoy meals with friends and family, if you allow yourself to love the food you are eating. Overall, life is better when we savor all the pleasures in life.

How to Let Go of Negative Feelings Towards Food

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First off, what does a healthy relationship with food look like? Well, according to Abby Langer, it is eating when you are hungry and stopping when your body says that you are full. It also includes eating what you want and not constantly checking the scale.

Katy Davidson gives the following five ways to have a better relationship with food:

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1. Give yourself permission to eat.

2. Eat when you are hungry.

3. Practice mindful eating.

4. Welcome all foods into your diet.

5. Allow yourself to eat the foods that you feel are best for you at that very moment.

All of these tips are instrumental in getting you back into loving food again. There is nothing better than freeing yourself of an unhealthy pattern and letting go.

By Bridget Hamilton
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Read Next: The Importance Of Body Positivity And Intuitive Eating

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