Is your mindset positive or negative about nutrition?

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Like it or not, we humans tend to perpetuate negativity, a concept known as negativity bias. For example, paying more attention to unpleasant encounters than positive ones, reacting more strongly to negative stimuli, focusing your attention more quickly on negative information. From an evolutionary perspective, it worked well for us. Our caveman ancestors were sensitive to immediate environmental threats such as predators, so a quick response to negative stimuli helped ensure survival, whereas admiring a beautiful sunset would not.

Thankfully, we modern humans don’t have to avoid saber-toothed tigers or remember which berries are poisonous, yet our negative bias remains, which generally doesn’t bode well for us today. When I talk to people who want to change their eating habits, they often come with negative connotations. I have to stop eating If you think this way too, here are some ways to reframe your nutrition mindset to increase positivity.

Think about inclusion, not exclusion. If you feel that your current way of eating is not as nutritious as you would like, think about the foods you want to incorporate into your life and diet. Do you want to eat more vegetables, more fish, more whole grains? Will your breakfast and snacks satisfy you longer if you add more protein? When you include nutritious foods that support your health and well-being, it naturally excludes foods that are not supporting you.

Remember that food is your friend. Food has nourished and nourished you throughout your life and will continue to do so. Despite the tendency of many celebrity doctors and health influencers to toss around words like toxic and poison when talking about food, there are no foods or food groups that should be avoided by you in the context of a diverse, balanced diet (i.e., anything). Will ruin your health. can Excessive amounts can be harmful, even broccoli and water). Wheat, meat, eggs, dairy, nightshades vegetables, fruits, non-organic products None of these nutritious foods are dietary devils, often made except in the case of a diagnosed food allergy or intolerance (such as celiac disease). Is. In those cases, obviously, the specific harmful food or food ingredient should be avoided.

Eat foods that you love, make you feel good, and help you live a meaningful life. If the way you eat doesn’t make you happy (even if it’s healthy), or if you don’t feel good physically after a meal, these are big signs that a change would benefit you. For example, if your diet has a set of rigid rules that make it impossible to socialize with friends during meals because there’s nothing you can eat, and you’re required to cook everything from scratch. Even if it feels cumbersome and stressful, loosen the reins. Bites may ultimately be better for your mental and even physical health. Or, if your eating patterns leave you constantly hungry, tired and irritable or perhaps overly full, sluggish and uncomfortable then there is clearly room for positive change.

Part of building a positive mindset about food is considering not only nutrition, but how you relate to food and eating. If you fear certain foods or feel guilty about what or how much you eat, your relationship with food will be unhealthy, regardless of the actual healthiness of what you put in your mouth. Just some food for thought.


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