There are many variations to this story – perhaps it’s free samples at the grocery store or an abundance of different food at a party. In the case of “free food,” the mind often defaults to how great the opportunity is. However, in choosing “free food,” you may find that in exchange you are giving up something- perhaps sabotaging your commitment to your health goals or just that feeling of vitality. In my case, I found myself feeling sluggish after all my “free food fun” in Costa Rica.
So how can we make more conscious decisions that best serve us? The first step is to bring awareness and learning to the situation.