Healthy Eating Guidelines
Healthy Eating Guidelines for many people mean 'what' is nutritionally healthy. Well that's a real minefield because in between all the controversial nutritional advice out there - who knows what is really really true?
But being a psychologist rather than a dietican - I'm going to leave those kind of debates up to those who are way more qualified than me to sort through that mess.
What I want to share with you are about healthy eating guidelines revolves around the psychology of eating.... like for example:
• what happens to the health of our eating habits when we restrict and deprive ourselves?
• what about emotional eating and our mental health?
• what about food phobias, food obsessions and pre-occupation and how do memories of food from our childhood color our eating choices now?
• how do we listen to our body and relay on it to provide us with it's own inherent healthy eating guidelines?
• what happens to our eating when we make carrots and carrot cake psychologically equal?
• and yes.... I'll also cover what I believe to be some food myths and share some of my own personal beliefs that inform my eating habits.
These are the kinds of healthy eating guidelines the ditch diets - live light website can help you with. Eat Intuitively
Eating intuitively is about learning how to savor and enjoy food and to make eating a mindful experience.
Found out how to practice Intuitive Eating by clicking here.
Your body is inherently wise. You may have had loads of cultural garbage about how to eat piled on top of your biological wisdom, but it's there just waiting to be re-discovered.
Find out how to be Body-Wise by clicking here
How to be a happy eater
I used to eat with guilt, shame and often in secret (which of course also meant I had to hide the evidence). When you're a happy eater, you can go anywhere be faced with any food and eat with joy.
Find out how to be a happy eater here
World Food Day
October 16th 2008 is World Food Day. Find out what it's about and 5 actions to celebrate it.
Find out how to celebrate World Food Day here.
Do you head off to the cupboard or refrigerator to comfort eat when times get tough? And what about when you feel as if you need a reward? If you do then you're an emotional eater. Read more to find out if it's learnt behaviour or has something to do with your serotonin levels... or both.
Find out here about comfort eating
Do you find yourself craving a particular food over and over - a food that if you stopped to think about it you could trace back to happy times associated with that food? Food memories affect our food cravings vastly more often than you'd expect.
Read more about food memories and their impact on your eating
Ever gone on a diet that forbids you from eating carbs only to find yourself obsessing about bread, potatoes and so on? Ever gone on diet only to find yourself devouring (pun intended) recipe books?
Then click here to find out more
Know someone who won't eat anything with eggs in it? Or who only eats their food in a particular order? Or who can't let any one kind of food on his/her plate?
Food phobias are way more common than you may know
You know all those food labels that we place so much faith in? We think they're giving us healthy eating guideline help but maybe we shouldn't put too much faith in them.
Find out how the food industry cons us here
Keeping a Food Diary
Researchers reckon that keeping a food diary can double your weight loss - what are the pros and cons?
We should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and dinner like a pauper? Where does this come from and how much truth is there in all this breakfast buzz?
Click read more about the accuracy of breakfast research
Breakfast ideas change from one culture to the next. If you're brought up in India you'll be introduced to a different kind of breakfast diet than if you were brought up in America. And our ideas about breakfast are culturally conditioned. See what people around the world eat and
share your breakfast ideas here.
Healthy Eating Recipes
Get our healthy recipes for kids and families here and submit your own.
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