Many people are lucky enough to go through life without ever having to give a second thought to what they put in their mouths or how they feed their bodies. Other people become completely consumed and overwhelmed by eating to the point that their relationship with food becomes dysfunctional and unhealthy.
Dysfunctional eating can become a struggle for anyone, at any age and of any gender. Often dysfunctional eating starts with simple dieting strategies. Over time, these dieting plans morph into something that no longer resembles a sound weight management plan.
15 Ways To Have A Better Relationship With Food
1. Know Hunger
Many people do not know what hunger feels like. They don’t understand the physiological cues of hunger; they will either ignore them or never let them happen. Psychology Today recommends that you get acquainted with both hunger and fullness. The more you know about these two states, the more you will be able to recognize them. On that note, it’s also important to mention that many of us simply are not in touch with how little food the body needs in one sitting to feel satisfied, typically it is 75 to 90% less than what many people consume in one meal.