In Vania Phitidis’ article on changing your relationship with food, she poses the question whether we consider food as form of nourishment or nurturing. She then speaks about considering new lifestyle changes in attempting to answer the question. In addition to this she said that through answering this we may learn things about ourselves that we had always s ignored or overlooked
- food solves one problem: the need for nourishment
- This isn’t about the food. It’s about your reasons for eating the food, whatever it is.
- if you keep meeting a range of needs with food, you won’t get to learn what you really do need
“For a moment, the food does feel comforting. For a few minutes, it distracts you from what you’re feeling. But a short time later, you still have the unmet need, and in addition, the discomfort of unneeded food – discomfort physically, if it’s a lot, but also discomfort emotionally: disappointment, annoyance, frustration – possibly even anger towards yourself for not honoring your body’s hunger and fullness signals.”