There are many studies that show your personality traits influences your eating behaviors. Personality traits or temperaments are primarily genetically formed. These traits make you be who you are and how you respond to life. Everyone is different! The real problem occurs when you do not know what traits are affecting your eating behaviors.
It makes sense to first become aware of your traits so you know what unique solutions that will work for you. Diets of the past only considered their diet plan, not how you would fit into their plan.
There have been millions of people who have felt like a failure because they could not stay on a diet. Repeated dieting changes your metabolism and creates weight gain. Dieting separates you from your appetite so you become dependent on someone else to dictate what, when, and how much you should eat. This is the start of a disconnection with yourself.
Do you know what life situations or stressors that set you up to go to food? Some of us feel like we are hard-wired to reach for food when something upsets us. Sometimes the current situation is not what is truly bothering you. Do you know what the you are thinking or saying to yourself when you want to eat and are not physically hungry? This self awareness is crucial to change your eating patterns permanently!
Have you ever noticed that when you eat certain foods you eat more than you want? Some of us have allergic type reactions to certain foods. Everyone is different. Some people can eat or drink anything in moderation, but there are some that cannot stop when they want to. Your current diet may be full of these substances! If you do not understand your own reaction to these, you can never stay on your food plan no matter how hard you try.
What Can You Do?
All of these have an impact on your eating. Using eating behaviors as a solution to problems in life is one of the reasons for disordered eating. These are areas that will change when you take the DietQ Courses. Knowing your solution is where the power is! This changes not only your diet, but it will improve every area of your life. It is amazing that when the reasons for the disordered eating are not present in your life, changing your behaviors becomes easy.
Staying with a healthy eating plan for a life-time becomes possible!
Why You Do What You Do?
There are also different patterns of eating. Doesn’t it make sense that your diet should be centered around how you have been eating that has caused you a problem?
Again, everyone is different!
Some of us are drawn to certain foods, some of us do not eat regular meals and snacks throughout the day, some restrict throughout the day then overeat at night, and some can
not stop eating once they start eating.
Most try one diet after another to solve their problem using a cookie-cutter program that is suppose to work for everyone!