Sometimes, I want to be a DJ. Sometimes, I want to be a singer. Sometimes, I want to be a musician. Sometimes, I want to be a traveler and sometimes, I want to be a dancer. Sometimes, I want to sleep and sleep. Sometimes, I just want to eat food, food, and food, lol. What about you, my beautiful people? Share
#hunzagirl 📷: my husband
It’s the season for easy comfort food with big flavor. This Cacio e Pepe with Broccoli Rabe takes 30 minutes to prepare, has 4 ingredients and is under 400 calories. 📸: @andyboyproduce and @eatbroccolirabe
Food is many things. Fuel and sustenance. Culture and socialization. Comfort and love. All of these things are acceptable and normal, but they can all become an issue if left unchecked.
Focus on food as fuel, and you can become detached to actually enjoy food and the hunger sensations tied to food.
Treat food as a cultural piece and socialization medium, and you can find yourself lost in a neverending cycle of overeating because its culturally normal.
Put too much comfort and love in food, and you can find yourself eating your emotions. That's exactly what I want to talk about today, emotional eating.
Have you ever been mad, sad, upset or just in a bad mood and eaten something you normally wouldn't? Or in quantities you normally wouldn't? That's emotional eating and it can derail progress and create a negative relationship and cycle with food.
So, how do you tell the difference between physical hunger and emotionally driven hunger?
Here are some signs:
•anything will do, no specific cravings
•satisfied with a "normal" amount of food
Emotional Hunger Signals
•comes out of nowhere
•craving specific foods, usually highly palatable foods (fat, sugar and salt)
•mostly mental, sometimes obsessive thoughts
•hard to satisfy, usually leading to overeating
Yesterday I ate this lovely, glazed and frosted sugar cookie (and 3 others on top of it). I had a very long day (up at 4:45am) and was exhausted by the end of the day. Feeling a bit down, I turned to these cookies to stifle a bit of hunger as well as emotions.
Normally I try to avoid foods when feeling emotional, bored, or tired, but at times it can actually help to have that bit of a pick me up. The important thing to remember is to not allow yourself to feel guilty about the choices you make, and ensure that you are actually making that decision yourself with a full understanding of what it entails.
Food should never bring guilt, even when choosing to eat emotionally. If you struggle with food associated guilt, I would avoid turning to food, especially the highly palatable kinds, when feeling emotional.
¿No les pasa que a veces se emocionan comprando fruta y no alcanzas a consumir o congelar todo?
Tenía unos arándanos que pronto ya iban a pasar a mejor vida, así que decidí convertirlos en mermelada. Gracias a las enseñanzas de la @carofuenteslainez en sus historias de su mermelada sin químicos y baja en azúcar (por lo general el Azúcar en recetas tradicionales siempre pesa lo Mismo que la fruta, pero en este caso lleva menos).
El Procedimiento tomó cerca de una hora, fueron 5 tazas de arándanos y 2 1/2 de azúcar,un chorrito y zeste de limón, un chorrito de agua y 1 cucharadita de chia. Los llevé a una olla profunda y lo fui revolviendo. Se supone dura 5 días, pero lo puedes congelar siempre y cuando no llenes el frasco de vidrio de mermelada( para que no se te reviente después)..
¿Ustedes hacen sus propias mermeladas? ¿Que tip me sugieren para mejorar este arte?