Diet & Nutrition

6 Ways to Create a Healthier Relationship With Food

6 Ways to Create a Healthier Relationship With Food

Loads of people come to me to lose weight or just generally be healthier and more mindful about their food choices. But one of my biggest goals is to get clients to have a better relationship with food!

I’m all for having the option of manipulating your diet to be in line with your goals, but this should never happen at the expense of your health. By building healthy eating habits (in a balanced way!) you can improve your relationship with food AND achieve your goals.

Healthy Eating in 6 Easy Steps

These are my go to tips to make sure that you have the best chance of creating healthier and more balanced ways of thinking about food.

Step 1 - Avoid treating foods as good vs. bad

Food is food. There are certain things that are higher in calories and less nutrient dense BUT eating these things does not make you ‘bad’ or ‘naughty’. 

Step 2 - There's no need to cut out food groups!

You don’t need to cut out carbs or fats to be healthier or lose weight. There’s just no need. 

It’s restrictive and if you enjoy those things, you’ll feel like you’re missing out. 

Step 3 - Learn how to relate to the hunger scale

Once you start eating when you’re hungry and stop eating when you’re full, you’ll feel like you’re in so much control of your diet and body whilst giving it what it needs. 

healthy eating hunger scale
Healthy eating hunger scale

Step 4 - Make sure you're eating enough

Unfortunately, a lot of people who are used to ‘healthy eating’ or have experienced various types of dieting are under the impression that you need to eat very little to be healthy or lose weight. You don’t! 

You shouldn’t be in such a large deficit, it’s not good for you, mentally or physically.

Step 5 - Don't be overly restrictive with your favourite foods

Just because you’re trying to be healthy doesn’t mean you can never have things like pizza or chocolate. If you get to know how to structure your diet properly, you’ll learn how to factor in these things. Yes, even if you’re in a calorie deficit.

Step 6 - Remember that food is fuel for the body!

As well as needing food to surivive, you need food to thrive! If you want to think clearly, feel good, be your best self and smash your workouts – you need a good balanced diet. 

Healthy Eating Made Easy

Follow my tips below and download or pin this infographic to your healthy eating pinterest board, so you can refer to it at any time!

Your tasks for building a better relationship with food!

  • Consider which factors you identify with and see how you could work on that problem – dig deep!
  • You might benefit from joining a nutrition programme, such a my 90 day nutrition club, so you can work on your healthy eating habits once and for all.
  • However, if there are some serious problems that you need to work through please seek professional help for your eating habits.

Don't know where to start?

Download my Healthy Lifestyle Swipe File that will give you a full run down of quick actionable steps that you can take to live a healthier life!

Healthy Eating Tips

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By Kim

Hi, I'm Kim! I'm a Fitness & Nutrition Coach from the UK and owner of Barefaced Fitness.

I help women achieve their goals through effective training methods and creating healthy balanced diets. I offer a strong focus on strength, movement and simplified nutrition for a healthier lifestyle.