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Change the way you think about food

Changing Your Mindset Around Food

Have you ever wondered how to change your mindset around what you eat and put into your mouth? It’s can be really hard to shift old habits and thoughts that go with those habits. So much so that many people put it in the too-hard basket so end up with numerous health issues after years of finding it too hard to change the way we eat based on our thoughts and beliefs. So let’s look at how to change the way you think about food so you can shift that stubborn mindset. Stop holding your health back.

Change the way you think about food

 

Communities around the world are slowly but surely shifting their food guide recommendations. Based on increasing scientific research sugar has been shown to have detrimental effects on our health and carbs having a huge impact on Type 2 Diabetes. This is not surprising to the keto world, however, those who haven’t discovered keto yet or a wary and skeptical may need help to get their head around these changes.

For over 40 years the sugar industry has influenced health authorities which have permeated families. Over the same time, Diabetes, Heart disease, cancer, autoimmune dysfunction among a multitude of health problems have increased. This has led to a crisis point for many western worlds. Fortunately, with growing transparent scientific research who are not funded by big businesses such as the sugar industry and cereal companies, the real facts about carbohydrates and sugar has been building. However the shift is slow, and many people are struggling with changing the way they think about healthy fats and carbs.

If in Doubt Do Your Own Research

If you aren’t sure and feel confused about all the conflicting information you’re not alone. Be proactive and do your own research. Have a critical eye on the facts you find and if it’s scientific, check who has funded the study. If it is in favor of carbs or vegetable oils, question who has paid for this research. History shows that big business has a financial influence on science. For more information around the influences on research, sugar and big business visit this link.

Healthy But Previously Demonized FoodsChange the way you think about food

Eggs – Used to be considered to increase cholesterol, however research now shows they don’t, and in fact, are beneficial to include in one’s daily diet.

Avocado – The nutritional content of avocados have been shown to have benefits for health through their oleic acid, magnesium, potassium, and dietary fiber

Red Meat – this is under fire with research now showing there is limited, insufficient evidence to link red meat with heart disease and cancer. Suggesting that eating red meat is okay and reducing its consumption is very unlikely to make you healthier.

Nuts – Increasing research has been finding the benefits of nuts on lowering weight and increasing cardiovascular health. Nuts such as brazil nuts, walnuts, macadamia nuts all contain vital nutrients that helps one feel full. Brazil nuts in particular with its high levels of selenium help maintain healthy glucose levels thus preventing diabetes.

With the tide turning towards eating reduced carbs and lowering intake of sugar while increasing healthy fats such as avocado, eggs, nuts, and coconut oil it’s time to find how to shift the way you think about food.

Hypnosis

Changing our mindset can be a real challenge when it comes to beliefs. When our subconscious has been told something, it gets set in place allowing us to function using only a small part of our brain while the subconscious controls the rest. This helps with our everyday actions, however, it also makes it harder to change these beliefs once they have formed. Hypnosis allows the subconscious to be accessed more easily and effortlessly. It is safe and can help with a multitude of ways of thinking, managing emotions and changing behaviors.

Sweet tooth hypnosis – If you find you have a sweet tooth and it’s hard to stop eating sugar, here’s a hypnosis program to help you change that.

Boosting Metabolism – as we get older, our metabolism slows down. One’s metabolism can be boosted through hypnosis.

Reducing Carbs – Getting your mind to change and adjust to no longer craving carbs, listening to and following a hypnosis program can help with changing the mind at the subconscious level.

Water – we all need to drink water. It’s a great way to flush out toxins and hydrates us at the cellular level. It also helps keep us regular. Some people are really good at drinking water, but for others, it can be a real challenge. For help with increasing your water intake click here.

Changing Habits

When looking at changing what you eat, it helps to change your habits with food.  If we do the same as we have always done, it’s harder to change habits. Our brains go into its preset levels so it’s harder to change what we eat.

The kinds of habits you might consider needing to change might include

  • Amount of sleep – and good quality sleep. Sleep releases important hormones of leptin and ghrelin. These hormones suppress appetite and help you feel full when you have eaten. Very helpful hormones with managing food.
  • Where do you usually eat your meals? Eating a meal with people around you at the dinner table helps develop healthy habits to connect with each other.
  • Practice mindful eating – be focussed on the food you put into your mouth with consciousness rather than eating mindlessly.
  • Swap unhealthy options for healthier choices. For instance, if you feel like a snack, swap muffins or biscuits for nuts, cheese or ham.
  • Drink more water 🙂
  • Move around when we move more, it helps our body with increased strength and can also help us develop a daily routine. It also helps boost our mood. Fitness Motivation Hypnosis.

Final Words

So eating isn’t just putting food into our mouths. It’s a combination of what we have learned over the years about food unlearning some bad habits and create new neural pathways. This helps bad habits change to help develop new healthier habits. So get into hypnosis and eating healthier food choices to help you shift your mindset around what you eat.

Have you had success with hypnosis in any area of your life? If so, share your story below.

 

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8 thoughts on “Change the way you think about food

  1. Thank you for this useful tips. I can highly agree that changing our habits is really hard. This also goes for food as well. One of the ways is changing the way we think about food. I implemeting few things from your list. I think I shifted my perspective when I strated to being aware of each bit I was taking. This also goes for my life as well. I also drink a lot of water. This helps me with managing my meals and eating less. Lovely website.
    1. Hi Strahinja, lovely to hear from you. It sounds like you've found changing habits with food has also been a challenge as well as in other areas of your life. Thanks for sharing.
  2. The main reason why I don't listen too much to experts is that one day they all agree that eggs are bad for you, then the next day, they are a superfood. As you've said, they demonize the food for no reason. I mean, it's hard to keep up with these guys. Luckily, your article helps a lot to break the confusion. Thanks for sharing your advice.
    1. Hi Ivan, it's hard to sift through the noise of big business and their influence on science, unfortunately. Low carb and keto are the only way as far as I'm concerned. So many people have improved their health eating this way. Thanks for stopping by :). ~kat
  3. Thank you so much for presenting these facts. I eat many of these foods, such as avocado and nuts, to lower my cholesterol. I've also been doing low-carb (don't keep up with the percentages in Keto) and intermittent fasting for a year now. I've lost weight and kept it off. I've always drank a lot of water and am now getting more sleep. I'm also glad eggs aren't considered bad anymore.
    1. Hi Karen, it sounds like you're following a good way of eating now and it's having a positive effect on your health, well done! You're also onto a good healthy lifestyle too, it makes such a difference hey! Thanks for stopping by. ~kat
  4. Hi Kat Thanks for this great post! I hadn't ever heard of hypnosis for changing the way we think about food, sounds intriguing, and as a 42yr old woman who is pretty much set in her ways when it comes to thinking about food and my metabolism slowing down, this would definitely be worth looking into. I have to admit hypnosis frightens me a little (it's more fear of the unknown as I've never been under hypnosis before), but I think I'd be willing to try it with someone present :) Thanks for bringing this new information to light for me,
    1. Hi Tracy, food choices can certainly be influenced by many factors including history and habits. Hypnosis helps to shift how one thinks at the subconscious level. Doing them online can be useful by listening to them before you actually do them, so you can get a sense of what it is saying before you allow yourself to relax and trust the program. Or seeing someone face to face can also be helpful, but this way has increased costs involved. All the best :) ~kat

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