Do you eat to live or live to eat?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Yesterday I used the motto eat to live! It worked. Instead of focusing on food and getting so excited about the next meal I decided to focus on me!

Weight has been an ongoing struggle and I tend to be an emotional eater so yesterday I decided that I cannot let food control me and I must lower its importance in my life. Food cannot control my happiness. Food is there to nourish my body and the right foods will energize me and help me live healthier!

Healthy eating = Living (Eat to live)

Living does not equal celebrating with food -- using food to make me happy, as reward, etc. (Living to Eat)

So at lunch with colleagues I focused on the friendships and at dinner I focused on how wonderful it was to be with my family. It seemed to work.

Do you eat to live or live to eat?
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    That's a good one. I need to tell myself that "food is just fuel" and not depend on it to satisfy cravings and other feelings
    3773 days ago
    Eating to live is a motto that I've been trying to live with since joining SP. Sometimes it works and sometimes I hit bumps in the road and don't do as well as I would like to. When I hit the bump, I just have to get back on track and leave my bumps in the past,
    forget about them, forgive myself and keep moving forward.
    3773 days ago
    That is a good motto and one that I need to remember in my quest for healthy living! Thanks for sharing! By the way, I wish I could say that I always eat to live, but it would not be true. emoticon
    3773 days ago
    I used to live to eat, but like you I discovered it was alot easier to learn to eat to live. That doesn't mean that I don't enjoy meals or look forward to them, but I only eat when I'm truly hungry.
    3773 days ago
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