Monday, June 21, 2010

Why Do We Eat

Good morning all! I just got back from Vacation. By vacation I mean taking my girls to Disney, Kennedy Space Center, Disney Animal Kingdom and driving 20 hours each way to and from Fla. Boy were Diana and I tired. Last night I was beat my inhibitions were low and I started to feel bored so I thought about eating. I was not hungry but I wanted to eat. I got up and got a glass of water and had some pretzels. This is one of the many reasons we eat. By our very nature we are in the animal family but unlike animals who eat to live we live to eat. Once we conquer this thought of why we eat and what we eat more than half the battle is won on you will be well on your way to a healthy lifestyle. I know my wife has said to me that she eats when she is upset or stressed. It comforts her. I can relate and I bet many people can too. The sooner you understand why you eat the better. I want you to perform an exercise. The next time you are tempted to eat when you are not hungry write in your journal what emotions you are feeling. Do this and review your journal every week and then you will see why you are eating. Once you figure out why you are eating then the next thing you need to do is take authority over that emotion. Tell that emotion that it does not run you but you run the emotion. For me its a matter of telling the feeling I am in charge and then go workout or do something that keeps me busy or drinking water instead of eating. I know another method is to write instead of eating. Get your emotions out on paper and read it and then conquer it. We are in a fight here folks. Look around at all the unhealthy choices that are offered at the supermarkets, the fast food places with their dollar menus, theme parks and even in our schools. Lets take it back start eating smart and living longer. For example I eat a meal replacement shake for breakfast called shakeology. It has 70 ingredients and has antioxidants, energy boosts and essential vitamins your body needs. There is a cool presentation about it at It is good for you and tastes great. Ok gotta a lot of yard work to do after being gone for 11 days.

Remember you have the power to change and you need to change for you.

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I totally eat emotionally. Sometimes I recognize it and stop it, sometimes I just don't care. Thanks!