The 4 Types of Eating (which to do & which to avoid)

Today we’re going to talk about the four types of eating that we do. We got this concept from Brooke Castillo @ The Life Coach School if you ever want to check her out. There are two types of eating we want to do & focus on and there are two types of eating that we want to break habits from as much as possible!

Fuel Eating

This is how we should be eating most of the time! Eating to fuel your body because it needs energy to do all the things is great. This means we’re putting good, whole, healthy and delicious foods in it. This will look a little bit different for everyone because you will know what types of foods really fuel you best.

Fog Eating

This is the eating we do and we don’t realize it. It’s the bag of chips while eating TV when we were just going to have a couple. It’s the grazing by the snack table while talking to some friends. Fog eating is just any time we are eating and it’s not a deliberate, conscious decision. Let’s not do this.

Fog eating is just any time we are eating and it’s not a deliberate, conscious decision. Let’s not do this.

Storm Eating

Storm eating is any time we’re eating as an emotional response to something. That might be stress, disappointment, sadness, heartbreak, anger, or what have you. If you eat in response to something happening or a way you’re feeling, that’s storm eating. What we want to do is retrain our brain and our habits to deal wit the emotion in a way that will actually help (bath, walk, journal, talking with someone, taking a nap). We want to NOT do this guys.

Joy Eating

If you plan to eat something for fun, enjoyment or even in celebration, this is joy eating. So, if you’re planning to go get ice cream with the kids on the last day of school to celebrate-that’s joy eating. Fun date night at a new restaurant-joy eating. Weddings and birthdays are also joy eating. The key with joy eating is that you planned it and it’s something you’re looking forward to0-it’s not because you want to “cheat” or you’re being emotional. Food is meant to be enjoyed, so this type of eating is totally okay as long as it’s in your plans for the right reasons. Of course, the amount of joy eating you do will directly reflect in the results you get for weight loss. So, if you want to get results faster, be a little more stingy about how often you do joy eating. Consider once a week or a few times a month.

Food is meant to be enjoyed, so this type of eating is totally okay as long as it’s in your plans for the right reasons.


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