Prioritising Nourishment

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couple having lanch at beautiful restaurantBarriers to changing eating habits

Getting into your stride of shopping, preparing and eating food is laying down good foundations to feel you’re treating yourself with best care. Looking at a few choice phrases that we put in the way can help us change habits towards supporting our minds and bodies to function to their full potential.

“I don’t have time to grocery shop.”

  • Honestly look at whether you are prioritising this crucial activity.
  • Identify someone who can shop for you.
  • Go online and start a weekly food delivery with your shop of choice.
  • Find a local shop where it is a pleasurable experience.
  • Actually go shopping and perhaps take a loved one or friend and make it into an outing to spend time together.

“I don’t have time for lunch or dinner.”

  • Honestly look at whether you are prioritising this crucial activity.
  • Identify someone who can pick up your meals for you.  (Personal assistant/secretary, nanny, friend, spouse, you!)
  • Make the time to do this for you and take a break from work at lunch or at dinner time.
  • When making dinner at home the evening before, make a bit more than usual and take this in a container for lunch the next day.  It doesn’t take any more time than making the dinner.

“Eating is out of necessity rather than pleasure.”

  • When eating, just eat.  Enjoy the food by taking note of the colours, textures, smells and tastes of the meal.
  • Ensure there are no distractions when you are eating.
  • If at work, find a quiet spot to eat for 20 minutes.
  • If eating with others at the family table or a dinner out, keep bringing your attention back to the lovely experience of eating your food, even when there is conversation going on around you.

If you need more help changing your eating habits, contact me for a free 15 minute chat to find out how we can help.