December is the most challenging month for clients who are managing their food choices and portions for their health. This provides an excellent learning opportunity! Encourage your clients to become more aware of how their thinking habits influence their eating habits. Suggest that they tune into their thoughts with curiosity and without judgment.
What is going through their mind when they’re standing at the dessert table at a Christmas party?
What are they thinking when their relative invites them to have a second helping of the dinner they’ve prepared?
What are their thoughts when they’re in an aisle full of chocolates on sale?
Clients are often surprised at the thoughts going through their mind. Simply increasing this awareness can help them understand their eating decisions. This knowledge can then be helpful if they desire to modify certain eating behaviours.