Having a healthy relationship with food is important for both your physical and mental health.
Here are tips for developing a healthy relationship with food:
Be mindful of your eating.
Pay attention to your hunger and fullness cues.
Don't deprive yourself.
All foods can be part of a healthy diet.
Enjoy your food.
Eat foods that you enjoy and that make you feel good.
Don't use food as a reward or punishment.
Eating should be a way to nourish your body, not a way to reward or punish yourself.
Don't beat yourself up if you make a mistake.
Everyone makes mistakes when it comes to eating.
Don't compare yourself to others.
Everyone is different and has different dietary needs.
Don't be afraid to seek help.
If you are struggling with your relationship with food, talk to a registered dietitian or therapist.