How To Stop Eating Crap
When you are missing a life of love you eat more – it becomes a substitute. And with food things are simple, because food is dead. You can go on eating as much as you want – food cannot say no. One remains a master with food. But in love you are no longer the master. So I will say forget about food, go on eating as much as you want. But start a life of love, and immediately you will see you are not eating so much. Have you watched? If you are happy you don’t eat too much. A happy person feels so fulfilled that he feels no space inside. An unhappy person goes on throwing food into himself. ~ Osho
I came across this interesting passage whilst reading my everyday meditation book by Osho. In my own practice with private nutrition clients, I’ve found that more often than not any kind of unwanted eating behaviour has usually begun as an emotional response to an event that has occurred. Behaviours such as overeating or eating certain unhealthy foods generally then become a habit that continues to fulfil the emotional need within that person.
So how can we shift the behaviours?
1. Become aware of your eating habits
You can only change something when you become aware of it. Take a good look at your current eating habits. What is causing the current state of your body? You need to get honest with yourself here.
2. Replace your unhealthy eating habits with healthy ones
Work to create small changes by replacing the habits you know aren’t good for you, with ones that have a positive effect on your body and health.
3. Find other ways to nourish yourself
It’s important to not forget about the emotional need within you. Using food as way to deal with emotions is a very common habit, but there are other healthier options that will assist in fulfilling those emotional needs. Try practices like mindfulness, meditation and yoga which all seek to connect your mind with your body and helps you to make more conscious choices about what you put into your body.
The key to stop eating crap is to treat your body like you only have one – because you do only have one! Nourish it with good food and practices so so it can function at its optimum level.
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