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5 Ways To Create A Healthy Relationship With Food

Fitness expert Eleni Constantinou shares her five tips on creating a healthy relationship with food. Join her online slimming club today to achieve your goals!

How many times have you eaten a pizza and felt seriously guilty afterward? We’ve all been there!

However, having a healthy relationship with food is key to achieving results. That’s why I focus a lot of my effort on changing my clients’ mindsets; helping them to view food as fuel, rather than seeing it as the enemy.

Some signs that you have an unhealthy relationship with food

  • You view food as the enemy

  • You feel embarrassed about the amount of food you eat

  • You are always either on a diet or not on a diet; there’s no in between

  • You binge eat and then feel shameful afterward

  • You cut out entire food groups, such as carbs

  • Your eating habits at home are different from your eating habits when dining out

  • You feel guilty about eating

  • You have rigid rules about food

  • You feel ashamed when you eat something “you’re not supposed to” eat

  • You associate feelings of anxiety, disgust, and guilty with food

  • You view foods as either “good foods” or “bad foods”

5 ways to improve your relationship with food

There are a number of different ways you can create a healthy relationship with food. As a fitness advisor, I help you to understand that getting fit is about changing your lifestyle and habits. There’s no quick fix, and that’s why thinking about your relationship with food is so important.

1. Understand that there are no BAD foods; some food is just higher in calories than others

We have a tendency to separate foods into one of two categories: “good” or “bad.” Burgers? Bad! Carrots? Good! Chocolate? Bad! Strawberries? Good! However, there’s no such thing as “bad” food.

Some foods simply contain more calories than others. So if you do indulge in a burger, it’s important to have balance throughout the day in terms of your other meals and do some exercise!

That’s why a lot of people choose me as their fitness advisor. I don’t tell you that you can never eat a certain food. I help you to find balance and structure.

2. Stop making yourself feel "GUILTY” after eating higher calorie foods

Going over the calories you have eaten is not going to change anything.

So, you slipped up and ate a pizza… it happens! Rather than dwelling on it, let’s look forward and focus on what we can do to get back on track.

3. Stop referring to an off-plan meal as a "CHEAT" meal

Who are you cheating by eating foods higher in calories?

4. Understand what triggers you to choose certain foods and self-sabotage

What makes you go for the tub of ice cream? Do you tend to do this when you’re feeling emotional? Perhaps you snack a lot because you are dehydrated? Maybe you are someone who eats when bored?

5. Use exercise as a tool to utilise those calories as fuel

A lot of people view exercise as punishment. They eat a packet of crisps and so they tell themselves they simply must exercise! Instead, look at exercise as an activity that enables you to use the fuel you’ve stored from the calories.

There is no need to punish yourself with food. It’s important to understand how to consume food in a way that you enjoy. Learning to be in control and manifesting that mindset that will allow you to do this. As a fitness consultant, that’s exactly what I can help you with. Contact me today to get started.

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