Psychology of eating

PSYCHOLOGY OF EATING

Food, water, and shelter are the basic necessities of life. But it’s not only important for our physical body, for the mind as well, in short, what we eat affects how we feel. Good food not only nourishes our body but also nourishes the mind.

With better meal control you can experience the feeling of calmness and a high energy level. 

Eating a meal can have both positive and negative impacts on your mind. This relationship totally depends on your attitude towards the food.

What you feel while consuming food is also important. E.g., if you consume your favourite flavoured ice cream with delight, the brain will receive positive signals. The digestion will be stimulated and you’ll have a fuller metabolic breakdown of the ice cream while burning its calories more efficiently. But if you’re feeling guilty about eating the ice cream it sends negative signals to the brain and it will have a bad impact on your digestive tract which can increase insulin and cortisol levels, diminishing healthy gut bacteria, and increasing toxic by-products.

So, eating in the right environment, in the right mindset with efforts for healthy food is important.

Healthy food habits:

  1. Don’t eat while working or watching T.V. Always focus on meals while eating. Concentrate on colour, smell, and taste. This way it’s more beneficial than just gulping your food.
  2. If it’s not possible to have a meal at the proper time choose healthy snack options. Choose fruits, nuts instead of junk and packaged food.
  3. Drink plenty of water. Avoid carbonated drinks, caffeinated beverages. They make you more dehydrated and you will feel more lethargic. Instead go for lemonades, buttermilk, fruit juices.

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