Before you start a new diet : Notice your eating

We keep reading about clean eating and its importance; I even believe in it and try to accommodate it for at least 70% in my weekly plan, but what are the other types, read along and reflect on your day.

1. FUEL eating, which in other words is clean eating. When we eat minimally processed food to nourish ourselves.

2. FUN eating: eating what we love; it tastes wonderful and maybe does not give any nourishment in return.

3. FOG eating: eating with 0 awareness. You know you are fog eating when suddenly the plate is empty, or you do not remember what and how. Yes, eating kids’ food crumbs count too!!

4. STORM eating: this is the definition of binge eating; you are aware, you want to stop but just cannot. This leads to a dramatic cycle of shame and deciding to start dieting on Monday.

Now that I explained these four, briefly reflect on your week or day. What happened, when it happened, and how do you feel? You cannot fuel eat at 100%; we are humans, and food is a pleasure. Aim for 80% fuel 20% fun.
If a storm or fog happened today, observe and reflect. There is always a next meal where you can give yourself better care. Take it one meal at a time, no restrictions, no shaming.

Happy eating đź’š


Author: Yasmine Zoya

Yasmine is an architect, a busy mom, and a curious foodie! Devoted to a mindful life body and soul, Yasmine shares her recipes, health tips, and thoughts on life!

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