5 Warning Signs of an Unhealthy Eating Relationship
Where and how you eat your meals is just as important as the why. Wolfing down your food at your desk or eating on the couch are a couple of signs of poor eating habits. Listed below are 5 more warning signs of an unhealthy eating relationship.
Are you guilty of …
… mindless or distracted eating?
When you don’t focus on eating, you can eat too much, often of the wrong type of food. Mindless and distracted eating without purpose can often trigger an unhealthy eating sign.
… eating giant portions?
You may be thinking, “I never eat GIANT portions of food.” But the majority of people do actually eat much more than they should in most of their meals. Sensible portion sizing is one of the cornerstones of healthy eating. If you want to learn more about portion control, contact me to get set up on a nutrition plan that incorporates the proper portion sizes for your goals.
… skipping breakfast?
Did you know that when you eat protein at breakfast, you are much more inclined to ingest fewer calories throughout the day? A sensible breakfast with protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats also gives you the energy to start your day properly, so you don’t rely on an unhealthy mid-morning caffeine or sugar injection for an energy boost. This is where the rhythm of your eating comes in. How does your eating rhythm look?
… not eating frequently enough?
Believe it or not, you probably are not eating enough times each day. You may get too many calories throughout the day, but that is because you wait so many hours between meals, you are ravenous when you finally eat. Spread a healthy daily caloric intake over 5 or 6 meals, eating every 2 or 3 hours.
… poor meal planning?
When you fail to plan, you plan to fail. If you find yourself hungry and have not planned properly, you have to grab whatever is available. This often times means unhealthy fast foods, and is definitely a common sign of an unhealthy eating relationship. Where can you slowdown in life? Remember, the speed in which you live your life is directly related to the speed you eat your food and this is a large contributor to weight gain issues.