Do you have an unhealthy relationship with food?

In my time as a coach/personal trainer I have come across a lot of people who have an unhealthy relationship with food. The most common ones I have encountered is “eating more food will make me fat” and “if it tastes nice it must be bad for me”

This is absolute twaddle.

Most people I meet don’t eat too much they eat too little! At some point they must have eaten too much to put the weight on initially but then they have eaten too little so their body goes into slow mode. If you don’t feed your body with the energy it needs it naturally slows down, this is why gradually reducing your calories/food intake is key to losing weight over the long term.

Take your time!

Just take a bodybuilder for example they bulk up and then 12-16 weeks out from competition reduce their food intake gradually so they look ripped on stage.

Now I’m not saying you should follow a bodybuilders diet but you get the idea in terms of losing weight.

Thanks to the internet there is millions of recipes that are delicious and will help you lose weight.

Just because it tastes good doesn’t mean it’s bad, at home we have discovered the love for homemade fake aways.

Homemade pizza is a big winner and homemade sweet and sour chicken among others. These taste great and don’t contain the calories and saturated fats of a normal takeaway.

You’re probably thinking there’s times I don’t want to cook, I get that but to achieve your goal you’ve got to do what’s necessary to get there. Having a takeaway once every two-four weeks will allow you to enjoy your food and work towards your goal.

Don’t let yourself get into an unhealthy mindset with food as this will have a detrimental effect on your goals.

Food is energy for your body, your body needs energy to break down fat as it’s stubborn and takes longer to break down then muscle.

Patience is key with changing how your body looks so don’t rush it or do something that will affect your relationship with food.