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Unveiling the 8 Types of Eaters

Our relationship with food is a direct correlation to every other aspect and approach we have in our daily lives. Our relationship with food is like our habits in fitness, career & personal development we need to be aware and acknowledge our current state so we can improve and move forward.

We do this by:

  1. Identifying our Habits

  2. Understanding our Habits

  3. Educate ourselves on new Habits

  4. Picking new Habits that align with our goals

  5. Establishing & cultivating those new Habits

When we do this, we're able to unlock limiting beliefs, self-doubt and we also learn to cope with our triggers.

Nutrition Professionals use 4-11 eating personalities to help clients gain a clearer perspective on themselves and their relationship to food.

I encourage you to be open and take an honest look at yourself, your habits, behaviors and feelings and how they affect your relationship with food.

That is why I'm exploring 8 Types of Eating to give you more opportunities to identify your habits & behaviors.

When you understand your eating style and personality, you'll be able to make a more sustainable change. Remember, we cannot change what we do not accept (or see) so the change will always begin with (kind and patient) observation and acceptance.

Mindful Eating: Involves being present in the moment, paying attention to physical hunger and fullness cues, and savoring the flavors and textures of food. I encourage my clients to practice mindful eating to cultivate a healthier relationship with food.

Fuel Eating:

Is when you are eating foods that support your body and its needs. This is clean eating. Eating real, whole, natural, minimally processed foods that provide you with energy and nourishment and feel good in your body. You want to eat fuel foods 80% of the time. Emotional Eating: Using food to cope with emotions rather than addressing the underlying causes. Instead of using food as a coping mechanism try using strategies like seeking support from your tribe, engaging in stress-reducing activities, or practicing mindfulness techniques, therapy & exercise.

Fun Eating:

Relates to eating any foods that you love to eat that don’t necessarily give you anything back. In other words, food that tastes great and you enjoy but don’t offer any real nutritional value (i.e. cake, wine, potato chips, candy, etc.). You want to pay careful attention when eating fun foods to be sure you are receiving the pleasure that they provide. This could look like one small treat a day or two fun meals a week. Some say the rule with fun eating is that you must enjoy each bite. Intuitive Eating: Learning to listen to your body's cues and honor your hunger and fullness. This involves trusting your body's wisdom and making food choices based on internal cues rather than external rules or restrictions. Learn to be in tune to your body's signals and embrace a balanced approach to eating.

Fog Eating:

Anytime you eat without awareness is considered Fog Eating Like when you’re munching on chips without even tasting them, you are snacking on your kids’ peanut butter and jelly crusts while making lunch, you finish off a bag of candy before you even realize how much you ate and don’t even remember what it tasted like. Fog eating is not enjoyable or purposeful; it’s an unconscious munch that we are not even aware we are doing. The goal is to never fog eat. Stop the minute you catch yourself. Restrictive Eating: Creating food rules or restrictions or extreme caloric deficits can be dangerous when done for long periods of times. Restrictive eating often leads to a cycle of deprivation and overindulgence, which can negatively impact physical and mental health. Focus on nourishing your body with a variety of nutrient-dense foods rather than rigid rules or fad diets.

Storm/Binge Eating:

Binge eating or eating out of control. It is anytime you can’t stop yourself. You are aware that you are eating and you want to stop but you feel like you can’t stop or like you can’t control yourself. It’s almost like you are watching another person inside your own body. Sometimes this happens if we let ourselves get too hungry and sometimes it happens when we have an overwhelming emotion that we do not want to feel. Storm eating is usually followed by regret and shame. Many times it’s done in private or in hiding. Take time today to reflect on your own eating habits and consider incorporating more mindful, intuitive eating practices. Let me know some of your own experiences with different types of eating and share this or tag someone who could benefit from this information. FitsLana

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