The Body Benevolence Diet: Eating with Choice and Mindfulness
When you think of food, odds are you think about what you are “supposed to eat” or what you “can’t eat” or how much of it you should limit yourself. These are not necessarily bad ways to think about eating yet on a subconscious level this line of thought actually creates a negative association with eating that can result in making unhealthy choices.
A different yet more powerful approach to healthy eating is the Body Benevolence Diet™. The Body Benevolence Diet is a powerful shift in mindset for how you choose what to put into your body and how you choose to eat it. In its basic form, it is to consider everything that you eat as an action toward (or against) “Body Benevolence”. Body Benevolence™ is the expression of pure love for yourself and your body and when you practice it, you will enjoy confidence, freedom and health at unprecedented levels.
Below are 6 healthy eating habits to get you started on your Body Benevolence Diet:
1. Eat at your dining table.
2. Eat slowly and savor each meal.
3. Think loving thoughts as you chew your food.
4. Acknowledge yourself for making good choices.
5. Only eat when you are physically hungry.
6. Separate your feelings of emotion from your feelings of hunger.
Today, set the intention to practice Body Benevolence. When you consider eating a snack or preparing a meal, do it because you love your body, and base your food choices on what would best express that. Choose to eat foods that reflect that you love and care for yourself, and then enjoy the freedom from fear that results.
About the Author: Susan Liddy, benevolence expert for life, body and business, holds a master's degree in counseling psychology. A Professional Certified Life Coach and motivational speaker, Susan is CEO of Aspire Life Coaching, which she founded in 2004. Susan's innovative tools include her online Social Media Sisterhood for businesswomen, "The FEMpreneur Fraternity;" the "Little You" process for personal healing; and Body Benevolence, a system empowering women to improve their confidence, self-esteem and body image. These are based on the Cycle of Empowerment, a proprietary process Susan developed to help women overcome fear and achieve their desired results in life. Learn more by visiting her public websites and blogs: www.SusanLiddy.com, http://www.AspireLIfeCoaching.org, http://SecretsToUltimateLiving.com and http://www.AspiringFEMpreneur.com. Susan can be contacted at SLiddy@AspireLifeCoaching.org.