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How to Maintain Your Commitment to Eating Organic
Making the transition to eating only organic?
That can be a hard change to make. And especially so if you’re used to eating all those delicious processed foods.
They sell for a reason, don’t they?
Well, you don’t have to put yourself through hell to live an outwardly healthy lifestyle.
Part of being physically healthy means you have a healthy mental approach too.
If you have an unhealthy mental approach, you’ll cause physical and psychological damage to yourself and those around you.
What Is a Healthy Relationship with Organic Food?
How do you know whether you have a healthy relationship with organic food itself? What happens in your mind?
What thinking should you act on?
What thinking should you avoid and let go?
Here’s some insights:
1. You Believe in Everything in Moderation
Extremes are always the hallmark of unhealthy thinking. For example, if you never, ever for any reason or under any circumstances enjoy a dessert, you have an extreme attitude.
A piece of chocolate cake or having some French Fries isn’t wrong. You can have those things in moderation too.
And the same goes for desirable foods also. Constantly drinking organic milk is okay. But don’t be afraid to switch it up to a gallon of regular dairy milk once in a while.
A healthy attitude centers on doing literally everything in moderation.
2. You Know When to Eat that Unhealthy Food
Say you’re considering a pizza or a stop at McDonald’s. You don’t consume those because you’re “craving” them. That’s precisely the time to let go of those foods and eat something healthy.
You also don’t engage in emotional eating – chowing down on a large pizza because you had a bad day.
And finally, you don’t go after these foods when ravenously hungry. Instead, you view them as a “treat,” or in addition to what you currently eat.
3. You Don’t Make Up for a Large Meal at the Gym
Let’s say you eat your favorite organic food. And this time, you totally go to town on it.
You overdid it a little bit.
People with healthy attitudes toward organic food may eat a lighter meal later in the day if they overdo it on one.
But, you begin to cross the line when you make up for your mistake by going nuts with an insane workout at the gym. Or, maybe you consider letting yourself go hungry after that lighter next meal.
Those are the unhealthy, and harmful, behaviors to avoid.
Organic food rocks. But you can totally suck the life out of it, and ruin your daily inner experience of life, by taking it to extremes.
So instead of doing that, watch your relationship with organic food and get yourself on course if you notice yourself veering off. Or, talk to a counselor or dietician if you find the struggle too strong.