You are what you eat, and what you eat can support or undermine your wellbeing.
When you focus on situational factors, self-regulation skills and contingencies you will be better able to effectively target habitual eating behavior (van’t Riet, et al, 2011).
Nutrition is a major determinant of health across the lifespan, directly affecting the health and well-being of individuals and their productivity at work (Street, Lacey & Grambower, 2017). Firth et al (2020) reports poor nutrition may be a causal factor in the experience of low mood, and improving diet may help to protect both the physical and mental health of the population.
- Keep a food diary;
- Assess why you eat – necessity or trigger;
- Map food intake to exercise, mental health, and mindfulness maps and determine balance.