There are many cultural influences that interfere with our relationship with food and our bodies. The diet culture, body shaming, and beauty standards have contributed to health anxiety around food and eating. Here are some tips to help you eat better and enjoy any food you want.
Drink lots of water
There’s no substitute for a nice glass of water every other hour to keep your body refreshed and waste-free. Water also encourages better mouth health keeping your palate ready to go. If you want to spice up your water, try out these methods.
Stop labelling and restricting food
Forget what everyone has said about the food you want to eat. Chances are there is a lot of contradictory advice and you are better off eating what you feel like and listening to your body. Sometimes restricting yourself and cutting off certain foods may result in higher cravings.
Love your body and be grateful for it every day
Focus on your body and the ways you can enjoy it and love it. Stop looking at what’s wrong or what might go wrong and appreciate what it is.
Ditch the scale
Stop weighing yourself to determine whether you deserve to eat or not. Stop weighing yourself, period.
Be present when you’re eating
Fall in love with cooking or finding new nutritious meals to eat
Remove negative influences from your life
Get your dosage of positivity by spending time with positive people who lift you up and inspire you. Alternatively, you can try to journal to work through anything on your mind concerning your health or food. This can include quieting the negative thoughts around food and health.