Adjusting Your Mindset About Nutrition
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TIP: Eat For Utility
If we are honest, the reason why “dieting” sucks so much is because our dislike of food choices associated with “dieting” are not the hyper-flavorful varieties that cause rapid weight gain.
And if we go a step further in our honesty, we can see that it is a sense of entitlement to these hyper-flavorful foods that “dieting” removes.
This is where a new mindset is required: Eating for utility.
This simply means that we need to eat food that serves a practical purpose way beyond our taste buds.
We need to eat certain foods because they have protein needed for muscle repair. We need certain fibers because our digestive tract needs to keep moving. We need fluids because our bodies thrive on good hydration.
See? Eating for the utility of eating is probably more important than eating for pleasure, and maybe, just maybe, should be our priority style of eating.
Take a look at your food log, and take an honest assessment:
Are you eating more for pleasure or for utility?