How to Challenge Your Food Beliefs
When clients first start working with me their food beliefs often float out of their mouths without them even noticing. Here are some of the common ones below!
Food Belief Examples
Dairy causes inflammation
Most people are allergic to gluten, so I stay away from it
Sugar is bad
Everything I eat after dinner becomes excess weight
Fasting is healthy
White flour is unhealthy
‘Good’ fruit are low on the glycemic index
Keto is for weight loss
Sauces are just extra calories
Ditching the Judgement, Embracing the Curiosity
I always encourage my clients to practice saying goodbye to judgement and hello to curiosity as they journey toward food freedom.
Here’s an Example!
Thought: A ‘healthy’ meal is protein, fat and veggies.
Judgement: Omg, what is wrong with me. Why can’t I kick diet culture once and for all?! I’m never going to be truly free from my struggle with food.
I wonder where I originally gained the belief that a healthy meal is protein, fat and veggies?
I think my chiropractor mentioned that once when I was a teen.
How do I feel after a meal of protein, fat and veggies?
I’m rarely satisfied after and even if I am I end up uncomfortably hungry again in 1-2 hours.
What is a ‘healthy’ meal for me?
A meal that leaves me feeling satisfied and keeps me feeling full for 3-4 hours.
Can you see the difference between judgement and curiosity?
Judgement paralysis us. It beats us up and often causes us to move backward in our healing.
Curiosity allows whatever is. It allows you to question, lean in and explore. It enlightens you for the next time you have that same thought or are in a similar situation. It moves us forward.
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