By: Hollie M. Hunt-Last, D. C’Ed. ROHP/RHN – Moncton, NB
For this week’s health tip, I have chosen to share this quote from a colleague of mine on the psychology of food:
“After many years of observation in relation to food eating habits, I have come to the startling conclusion that the behaviors of food consumption are addictive, and are part of the physiological, mental and emotional addictions that are woven into the fabric of the human body. Any attempt to change a person’s eating habits will be met with fierce resistance. Why?
Because the heart and unconscious mind have been conditioned with that satiating feeling which emotionalizes our thoughts and ego to believe, not only what physiologically and joyfully satisfies us to the full when we eat foods that we are in love with, but, it further gives us great emotional satisfaction that allows us to escape the emotional and physical stresses of the daily grind. Nothing spoils a person’s last meal of the day more than eating foods that the whole mind, body and soul does not want to eat.”
– Dr. Paul Fanny, PhD
When we consider the above, we see that what we eat has to satisfy us emotionally as well as physically. How can we apply this knowledge in a simple way? Everyone has “comfort foods”. How can these foods be modified instead of eliminated? Taking into consideration the “Whole Person” is a necessity in exacting lasting change!