Taste & Flavors - - & WELLBEING HEALTH -

Diet alone is not enough. There is a lot more to con­tem­plate in or­der to un­der­stand the fac­tors that pre­vent peo­ple from at­tain­ing their per­sonal health goals. You can eat all the greens in the world, but if you don’t have a healthy re­la­tion­ship, do reg­u­lar phys­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties, or have a fulf illing ca­reer, then healthy eat­ing be­comes coun­ter­pro­duc­tive and weight won’t fall off eas­ily.

Holis­tic nu­tri­tion looks be­yond the food on your plate. The first step of im­ple­ment­ing a holis­tic diet is to un­der­stand that ev­ery­thing is in­ter­con­nected. We can­not lose weight by just eat­ing healthy foods, nor can we lose weight by only main­tain­ing a healthy re­la­tion­ship. We have to im­ple­ment both to see an ef­fec­tive re­sult.

Life can be very stress­ful as we all know. While we try to heal sad­ness, de­pres­sion and anx­i­ety, food con­sump­tion tends to be our asy­lum. Dis­lik­ing our job makes us mis­er­able. This feel­ing will haunt us un­til we find a short-term so­lu­tion that could out­weigh/over­shadow this emo­tion. Crav­ing un­healthy foods is a com­mon phe­nom­e­non that de­rives from the neg­a­tive sen­sa­tions that our body is con­stantly emit­ting. Feel­ings of anx­i­ety also trig­ger stress hor­mones, known as cor­ti­sol, which are re­spon­si­ble for un­wanted weight gain. Stress also leads to a lack of sleep, which in re­turn, leads to overeat­ing. Con­se­quently, our body ends up hurt­ing it­self while stuck in a vi­cious cir­cle.

To solve this is­sue, we must tar­get the core fac­tor of not be­ing happy with our job. Re­solv­ing this mat­ter by ei­ther re-ques­tion­ing our in­ter­ests or ap­ply­ing for other jobs that we think would suit us best, would change the way our whole body sys­tem works. Joy­ful feel­ings re­lease sero­tonin, which in re­turn will boost our pos­i­tive emo­tional feel­ings. This will help us mit­i­gate stress, sleep bet­ter and thus main­tain a health­ier life, while crav­ing healthy foods.

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