“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.”
Geneen Roth has been teaching these deceptively simple but very powerful guidelines in her books and workshops for more than 30 years. The guidelines are a type of spiritual practice and can completely transforms your relationship with food. Roth has many helpful resources to dive deeper into learning how to connect to your food and find a healthy relationship. I encourage you to explore her website and the resources available to live your best life.
When you eat a meal do you have the television on in the background? Are you trying to multitask and save time while watching the news, studying or working? How present are you when you eat each meal? Do you stop and actually taste the ingredients or do you eat as quickly as possible to move on with your day? Follow these simple guidelines for at least two meals a day for one week. They’re life-changing.
- Eat when you are hungry (truly hungry, body hungry — not mind hungry).
- Eat sitting down in a calm environment. This does not include the car.
- Eat without distractions. Distractions include radio, television, newspaper,
books intense or anxiety-producing conversation and music.
- Eat only what your body wants. (This is different from what your mind thinks it
wants. Eventually you will feel the difference.)
- Eat until you are satisfied. (This is different from full.)
- Eat (with the intention of being) in full view of others.
- Eat with enjoyment, gusto and pleasure.
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Medical Disclaimer: You should also see your doctor and/or nutritionist if you think you may be deficient in specific nutritional vitamins. They can help determine what’s causing your symptoms and, if needed, recommend ways to balance your daily vitamin intake.
- NORTHRUP, C, M.D., 2010. Recommendations from Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom. Revised edn. Bantam.
- ROTH, G., Eating Guidelines.