Valentine’s Day is coming… Some say it’s a stupid holiday created by the devious floral, candy, jewelry and greeting card industries. Maybe they do take advantage, but I say if there is a day that has to do with ♥love♥ and chocolate, I can’t help but be all for it.
Reviewing my posts from previous years, it’s obvious my focus was on the chocolate. (Ok, except for some odd reason last year it was on cauliflower ) Check them out below if you’re interested:
This year I want to share my thoughts on ♥LOVE♥ and how it relates to our eating habits. Self-love, to be more precise. Instead of working only on changing your outside, you need to also tend to what is going on inside. The attitude you decide to take towards yourself will hugely impact your eating behavior, which in turn, will have a direct effect on your weight and health.
When we love who we are, we tend to do positive things for ourselves. When we don’t feel so great inside, we have a tougher time taking the actions we know will nurture and support our health.
Love yourself ====> choose foods that love you back.
You would be shocked by some of the things I hear from people who want to lose weight but can’t seem to make it happen. Or maybe not; perhaps you can relate. I’ve seen tears and words come out expressing intense self-disgust and self-hatred– all because they see themselves as overweight and they aren’t looking at their positive aspects. There is a recording going on inside their brain that is on a constant replay of negative messages…. and this has a powerful effect on behavior.
If you’re stuck with this recording yourself, listen up: