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What Is Eating The Wrong Foods And Why It Can Cause You To Feel Unpredictable And Depressed

Eating the wrong foods and eating with inappropriate eating behaviors (see below) can contribute to emotional imbalance and the experience of feeling “out of control.” There are a number of eating disorders that can be traced back to overeating and lack of proper body-mind communication.

One of the reasons people make the choice to pursue a fitness lifestyle is to improve their health and well-being, not just to look good. When I was training, if I were to gain ten pounds and then drop the weight in a few months, I’d either feel fat, or I’d have to gain it once again. I was never pleased, either. I’ve learned that for a variety of reasons, I tend to have difficulty losing weight. I’ve also recently discovered why. When it comes to “eating wrong,” I believe it is more than a matter of “I ate too much.” My experience is one of having to struggle on several fronts when I was in my early twenties. It was only through the hard work and resolve of a supportive family and friends that I was able to achieve my goal of starting my own fitness facility. As I enter this new chapter of my life, I’m also mindful of the fact that in most cases, people don’t have to suffer through the same struggles I did in the past. Eating incorrectly does not define the person, rather it defines the circumstance and one’s relationship to food. I believe I have the ability to change what I choose to eat. In doing so, I’ll have more control over my life and what I experience in it.

This is a blog to help women recognize unhealthy and unhealthy-for-a-person eating behaviors and the consequences they hold in their lives.

A few points to consider (especially if a girl is a perfectionist but can get away with it, or doesn’t see it as bad:

1- Eating Disorders Are Affected By More Than Food

It is also important to recognize that eating disorders are not just limited to the foods listed above. It may have to do with not eating for several reasons: 1- Being hungry, feeling under the weather and/or feeling guilty when you have some kind of snack or meal. 2- Feeling bad about yourself or feeling like you won’t be able to do enough for yourself. 3- Feeling weak and wanting to take a nap. 4- Avoiding social interactions, especially with men.

Food and eating habits are closely connected. Without a functioning relationship with food, the relationship with food and feelings of self-worth would be completely lost.

2- Food Preferences Can Change By Choice

If you are not able to make a healthy choice on how you eat, you have a greater opportunity of changing your behavior with eating by conscious choice. As an example, a friend was talking to me about eating an extra scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of her cake. The next day she went back to the cake and ate most of it. She couldn’t stop thinking about how it was delicious. I have to remind myself to remind her to eat what she likes. The best advice I can give her is to listen to her body, the one that works with it. Food preferences are not static. They can change. And that can change how you feel about yourself.

So what is healthy eating? I can go on and on about it, and there’s no doubt that I will eventually be a complete non-starter for many people. I’m not going to spend time on a blog where most people don’t care about a healthy diet (as I’m sure they all do). However, I do like to take the time to talk about why I think it is so important. Here’s why: Eating the right foods for you is one of the most basic things that matters in your life (not eating the right nutrients is the other). Having the right foods in your diet is critical to the health of your body.

A healthy diet is not a number one priority. Rather, it is an essential service to your body, to your mind and ultimately to your quality of life. Your health requires a well balanced and nutritious meal plan everyday. 

3- Food Has More To Do With The Person Than With The Food

There is an epidemic of eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder today. A good friend of mine has been diagnosed, along with a friend of hers that was not diagnosed, for having Body Dysmorphic Disorder . The most common eating disorders today are Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BPD) and Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS), which, in my opinion, are not the same thing as being clinically overweight. Both of my friends are normal weight. I believe they both are having body dysmorphic disorders (BDDs).