A spark friend Jan wrote a great blog here is a link
I agree words are so important unlike the sayings kids in my generation (1950’s )
Sticks and stone my break my bones , but names will never hurt . They did then we did not admit to it to the kids who said it.
In the diet world somehow snack foods are often called Junk food.
I still enjoy a few chips when have a hamburger go on a picnic . I need to learn to eat these treats wisely and mindfully the package comes with a label for example 16 chips = a severing put three cookies on a plate and enjoy
we don’t need the entire bag of chips or box of cookies.
My aunt would call it grazing when we wander thought the kitchen looking for something to eat..
Funny when you watch cattle graze, they are eating grass its what they eat for a meal. I don’t think of my self as a cattle a and they seem to eat only when hungry if you take time to watch . and they do move around !
Until reading Jan's blog i called it mindless eating poking things in mouth.
I do have to walk to the kitchen
pick what i going to put in mouth
and eat it.
my mind helps my hand get the food to my mouth that means I had to think how to get it from the plate / bag to my mouth. My new plan is to call it silly eating.
Silly because its unplanned I chose to make the silly choice and mindful continued to poke it in my mouth. if i had put thought into what in my mouth i would have stopped at a severing.
Its Perfectly Okay to have treats
Once in a while but make it
A choice NOT a cheat
"We don't necessarily need to trade all of our Chips Ahoys in for carrot sticks or our carton of ice cream for a carton of yogurt. We can start by making smarter snack choices most of the time."
It may not make a lot of sense reading it but to me it tells to stop and think and what i put in my mouth and yes sometimes it may be silly choices since i am not perfect.