Why do you reach for food?
Because you’re hungry?
Because it’s there?
Because you like the taste?
To help you relax? Feel nurtured?
To improve your mood?
There are a number of reasons why people choose to eat.
If you want to be a healthy weight, free from diets and issues about food and eating, and be able to deal with those issues in your life that require your attention, it’s crucial that you learn to limit your decision to eat to two reasons.
Listen below to learn what those two reasons are and how you can eat what you love and still lose weight within that framework without diets and deprivation.
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Your podcast has really opened my eyes to the fact that my body knows what it needs and how I was actually sabotaging my own weight loss by believing delicious food was scarce (better eat it all!). I am wondering though if you have any tips on how you stay motivated to make sure you eat mostly fuel foods. After most days at work I don’t really feel like cooking and creating a delicious meal using fuel foods seems like a big ask. We have some go to easy meals, but they incorporate less fuel foods than I would like. How do you stay excited about cooking and don’t get into a rut when cooking food?
Hi Stefanie. I run two businesses, so I know what you mean about staying motivated to cook! One thing that helps a lot is planning. I make a menu plan each week, taking into account my schedule. I try to do some prep on the weekends, like cook something on Sunday that I wouldn’t have time to make during the week, but that should produce enough leftovers for at least one dinner, maybe a lunch. I have some go-to lunches like lentil salad, tabbouleh and things like that. I can make a batch on the weekend, and eat them for lunch for a few days.
I also stay excited about cooking by trying new things. Some of my favorite food blogs are smittenkitchen.com, cookieandkate.com, leitesculinaria.com, davidlebovitz.com, New York Times and Washington Post cooking, and Food52. I get inspired by what I see on those sites. I hope that helps!