Are You Addicted To Food Or Eating?
People think the problem is food, but I can tell you with certainty it is not.
People talk about being “food addicted,” but is it food they are addicted to or eating?
When you think about healthy choices you should be making a distinction between food and eating. Is it the love of food and the addiction to that food? Or is it the love of “eating” and the ingrained behaviors surrounding your eating habits.
If you are having trouble grasping this concept think about a Foodie. They are not stereotypically fat or overweight. They LOVE food!! Think about the types of places they often dine. These places don’t focus on amount of food they focus on taste.
Foodies don’t eat, they taste.
There is a huge difference. If a Foodie is given a dessert to try they don’t eat it, they take one or two bites and then they are done.
They are tasters NOT eaters.
Offer someone like this an Oreo and they may “eat” one or maybe two (I.e. Taste)….offer this to someone who is an eater and they may turn your offer into a cookie meal. They then may go on an Oreo eating frenzy for the next week.
The trick is to start asking yourself which you are?
A Taster? An Eater? A Snacker?
People who are tasters only become eaters when they require nourishment. They enjoy all the foods that, ironically, Eaters sometimes try to avoid. They can do this without becoming overweight because they only taste. One distinguishing trait of a taster is that it is the flavor that satisfies NOT the amount or variety of food.
An eater stops eating when they feel full.
A taster stops eating when the food no longer has the same flavor as their first bite.
Can you learn to become a taster instead of an eater? Yes, you can!
Skill Power NOT Will Power.