So what exactly do we mean by rituals? They are things we do in a certain way over and over and which give us meaning, purpose and a sense of belonging to others. It could be Easter, Christmas, the Sunday family roast, birthday celebrations, church, work meetings, etc etc etc.
Look at the list above and ask yourself which ritual do you know of which does not include food. It will be a very small percentage if you can find any at all!
The thing to learn is that when you link certain foods to a certain ritual, ie. chocolate Easter eggs to the Easter weekend for year after year as a child, a neural pathway is set. Even when you are a 60 year old adult, that same neural pathway will be activated at Easter and you will find yourself wanting chocolate Easter eggs. The drive to have them can be over-whelming! Continue reading “What are Rituals and what do they have to do with your diet?”
Are you terrified to eat fat? Do you avoid it at all costs and constantly look for the low fat foods when you shop? Do you cut the fat off your meat? You could be doing yourself a great disservice and keeping yourself overweight. Hang on ….. don’t run away! Just be open minded enough to read what I have to say and then be curious enough to research it a little more.
First of all, think about this. Why do you think it is that every chef uses loads of butter or olive oil when cooking? Because fat makes food taste fantastic! My husband makes the best scrambled eggs you’ve ever tasted. When I watched him to find out what was so different to how I made them, it was simply the loads of butter he added!
Second. The other thing that fat does is make you feel full. It’s satiating. When you increase the amount of fat you eat, you feel full and therefore eat less. Continue reading “Are you afraid of fat?”