You Are What You Think After You Eat
by Felix Lim
@ 24 Jan 2014
“You are what you eat” is a phrase we hear all the time and it is correct for the most part. Scientifically, our bodies absorb food and use it for various bodily functions. However, equally important according to Alexis Conalson, a New York-based clinical psychologist, is what one thinks of oneself after eating. In the work place, it may be inevitable to snack once in a while on unhealthy foods such as pizza or chips but it is important not to let it affect your self-esteem. Some of you may have started diets or other exercise plans to get healthy this year but constantly find yourself pushing these things to the back of your mind because of work. This in turn makes people “punish” themselves and lowers their self-esteem and confidence, reducing work quality and efficiency. She says, “when you have access to what you want, then you can think about when you really want it and eat it mindfully. You smell it, enjoy it and taste it. You then make a choice about when you are satisfied.” This confidence in your own decision can make you energised, focussed and therefore more successful in your work. So the next time you think about skipping lunch because of that pizza last night, consider this.