Food can be a complicated relationship. Eating disorders, mental health disorders, addiction, and alcoholism can create a dysfunctional relationship with food. Working with a dietician and nutritionist in treatment helps you to create a new healthy relationship with food.
- You know when you’re hungry: Identifying hunger is a skill which most people don’t realize is a skill. We tend to overthink hunger. You might think you’re hungry but you’re thirsty. You aren’t sure if you should be hungry because you just ate. You could be hungry because you’re bored. You could be hungry because you’re emotional. A healthy relationship with food is marked by knowing when you’re really hungry.
- You really, actually, truly practice moderation: When you’re craving chips, you don’t eat the whole bag. When you’re craving ice cream you don’t eat the whole carton. Even in healthy portions, you don’t eat unhealthy foods every day. You know how much of what to eat and when to eat it and you don’t feel pressure or cravings otherwise.
- You eat enough to be full: Overeating is not a problem when you have a healthy relationship with food. Mindfully, you pay attention to the signals your stomach is giving to you. You are able to notice when you don’t need to eat anymore. Even if you aren’t sure, you take a pause from eating and if you’re hungry still, you eat some more.
- You allow yourself to eat and like it: Eating food is great. You allow yourself to eat what you want because you moderate when you eat it. You have no issue eating and no issues with what you eat.
- You don’t obsess about food: Obsessing about food isn’t always Instagram-worthy shots. Food obsession can get in the way of being able to have a healthy relationship to food and even think about food in a healthy way. SInce you’ve learned how to moderate, balance, and maintain the mind-body connection, you are capable of regarding food in a healthy way.
Mind, body, spirit is the way we approach recovery at our dual diagnosis treatment center for men and women. Our luxury residential homes are the perfect environment for private therapy and healing. For a private consultation and more information on our programs, call us today at 1-855-627-1417.