Eating Out of Habit Rather Than Choice


Summary

In life most of the decisions we make are driven by our subconscious mind more so than our conscious mind. Often the things we do are not done from a position of strength but rather from a position of weakness. This is especially true in the area of food.


In life most of the decisions we make are driven by our subconscious mind more so than our conscious mind. Often the things we do are not done from a position of strength but rather from a position of weakness. This is especially true in the area of food.

If you were to observe how you behave around food on a daily basis, you would see this to be true. Ask yourself, how often you eat because you are genuinely hungry versus simply eating because food is present. As you continue to read below you will discover 3 significant reasons why you eat what you do and when you do.

Pleasure Eating

Much of our eating is done simply because food is so wonderful. We will all agree that there are some foods that taste so divine and we derive a lot of pleasure from eating them. Generally this would not be a problem but if you are worried about your weight and you have health concerns it is vital that the desire for eating just because we can must be controlled.

Social Eating

Have you ever been invited to a party or an event and purchased food even though you had just eaten before arriving? We see it all of the time at birthday parties. It almost seems offensive to sit at a table where others are eating and you have nothing in front of you. Not only are you uncomfortable, your table mates are equally uncomfortable. They offer to buy you something just so they don’t have to eat alone. To live a vibrant and healthy lifestyle, having the courage to not participate in this is crucial.

Stressful Eating

Most people have used food to relieve stress. It can be amazing just how wonderful a piece of candy can make you feel. Provided this isn’t done in excess it’s fine but if you do it often then it becomes a hazard to your health and causes damage to your body. Eating when you are feeling stressed is not wrong. But you should take care that the snacks you choose are of the healthy variety.

Food is one of life’s great treasures. It is meant to be enjoyed and shared. Despite this, it is important that we make our choices about what we eat and when we eat it. No longer can you be driven by pleasure, social comfort or stress relief. Eating is not wrong it is only when we eat for the wrong reason that damage takes place.

Author Joseph D. Cooper is an writer in the diet and weight loss industry. Rather than relying on supplements and weight loss plans like the Medifast diet, Joseph believes that individuals can take control of their on health and well being. You can learn more about what he recommends for his personal clients who are looking for diet programs and healthy weight loss plans.