Is it harder to stick with your restricted diet if you happen to really (really, REALLY) love food?
Being told that you have to cut out most (or all) of your favorite foods because of a health condition can be truly devastating. Besides the fact that you might not know about other foods and new, strange ingredients, you might also be wondering whether you’re going to ever get over losing all those foods that you’re so used to eating and that you love so much.
In fact, I hear from a lot of clients and people in my programs that part of the reason they tend to slip up when it comes to sticking with these restricted diets is because they just love their old foods “too much,” and find them to be irresistible when they’re out with friends, enjoying holidays with family, or at restaurants.
Believe me, I get it. I’ve been there! I was beside myself when, as a professional baker, I was told I’d have to stop using sugar, eggs, dairy and gluten. Can you imagine? What else would a baker, um, bake with?
In today’s video, I tackle the question, “Can you love your food TOO much?”
In other words, how does loving our food impact the way we approach and stay on our diets? How does it affect our psychology as we try to navigate a new way of eating? And what can we do about it?