Monday, January 24, 2011

Eating for a Reason

With more people than ever needing to lose weight and save money, people are having second thoughts about what they’re eating. They are asking the question, “What do I really need to eat?” It’s a question that you would think would be more common than it is.

When you become more selective in buying and eating food, eating for a reason instead of just replaying your food habits, it is a step toward conscious eating. This is something psychologists have started to focus on in recent years as one of the keys to weight loss. It is also a component of financial self-control. And it can eventually lead to a pattern of greater self-awareness in general.

To change your habits, you first have to get uncomfortable with the way things are. This discomfort tends to arrive at the most inopportune times, but the personal progress and insight that result — such as the many people who have finally turned the corner on their weight — are every bit as real as if they had been planned that way.