DIET = PAIN , JUNK FOOD = PLEASURE?
If you start a diet or want to accomplish any other aspect of your life, that usually involves doing something that you currently are NOT doing but SHOULD be.
We often procrastinate on important calls, tasks, meetings, our diets - because your brain is simply linking doing those things to increased level of pain. And your primal motivation as a human being is to get away from pain, get pleasure and well basically, not die, to continue your species. -
If you link eating healthy, nutritious food with pain and your only pleasure in life is eating less nutritious, caloric dense food almost everybody loves (duh), you will certaintly not be able to stick to a “diet” because you will seek ways to avoid pain and gain pleasure, especially if going on a diet means RESTRICTION
Taking away the only thing that gives pleasure to you is certaintly not a good way to go when you want to change your body. So what to do? Become aware of other things that you feel pleasure doing (that don’t revolve around food) and do them more often. Also, find ways to connect pleasure to healthy foods, so you will seek them more often: cook with a friend, play a game of getting 5 colors of veggies in your day, try to prepare a “semi” healthy meal like split your pizza in half and order a salad for the side, get in tune how your body feels after eating a nutritious meal vs. sugary/fatty/calorie dense meal. -
Also, did you notice I didn’t use words good or bad food? There is no such thing! There are only different combinations, that will elicit different chemical responses within your body, and that will determine how you feel in the short term, but most importantly the ratio of those in your diet will impact your health and moods long term!
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