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?
Tell me in the comments: Do you love your new diet? Why or why not?
- Is it possible for some people to love their food too much? Does it make it more difficult for them to get on with their restricted diets?
- The difference between people who just “eat to live” and those who really love their food
- How does your taste change depending on what you eat and your weight?
- What happens when a food lover learns to eat more healthfully? Will they love food less?
- The shift in my thinking that completely changed my perspective on eating a restricted diet
- How food is like a boyfriend (or girlfriend)
- New Facebook group: Healthy Eating Made Easy: Eat Well, Live Happily with Food Restrictions
- FREE Top 10 Quick and Easy Anti-Candida Diet Recipes
- RECLAIM application form
- Candida Kick-Start program
- The Sweet Life Club (ongoing support for sugar-free, gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free living)
- Living Candida-Free (Book)
- Anti-Candida Digital Cookbooks
- Individual Coaching with Ricki
- Subscribe to my YouTube channel
- Article: How Obesity Affects The Way We Experience Taste
- Video: Can You Love Food Too Much?
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