Today is Day 2 of Sue’s 7 Day Eat Healthy for Life challenge at her blog Sizzling Towards Sixty. This program is just a short reboot to kick off healthy eating habits for life. Most importantly, this is not a diet. Rather, it is a short one week plan to kick start healthy habits for life
Sue’s video today focused on mindset. Her guest was Peta from Strong Healthy Women who had much to contribute to the discussion.
Mindset and mindfulness around food has been my weakness forever, but usually I’m aware of it and can keep it in check. Lately, however, while self isolating, mindfulness has not even been a consideration, as I reach for foods I normally don’t eat, or usually would only eat as sometimes foods. Over the past few weeks these sometimes foods have become everyday foods, so the information in this video came at the perfect time.
Sue and Peta discussed the connection between food, mindful eating, emotional eating and how to deal with cravings. For me, cravings are usually sugary, sweet treats that I can succumb to if there isn’t a healthy alternative. I’ve found over the years, that the best way to avoid sugary cravings is to make sure I don’t skip meals and to include a protein at each meal.
The challenge given for today is to think become mindful when eating. Think about what we are about to eat. To recognise our mindset, recognise if we are hungry and be aware of what is triggering the urge to eat. Could it be hunger or emotion?
The video today and the information from Sue and Peta came at a perfect time for me. I included my thoughts into my journal, which gave me some clarity around food and my relationship with it.
Roasted Vegetable and Hummus Tartine
I came across this recipe on Pinterest. I’m keen to try it, as it looks so tasty. Because I’m committed to keeping to the copyright laws, I haven’t included the recipe here but there is a link below to Diala’s Kitchen blog where you will find the full recipe
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