Can Feeling Loved Help You Eat Better?

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Valentine’s Day is here with all of its hearts and chocolate and shades of pink and red. I hope that you’re making room for love in your life, wherever it shows up. If you feel like it’s missing altogether, perhaps you just aren’t looking in the right places. Be a seeker. Love WANTS to be found….so keep your eyes open.

Be prepared though – love may not walk in the door looking the way you expect! If you’re wandering around looking for Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Handsome, what do you do when the love being offered to you is coming from a chubby cheeked toddler? Or a hyperactive puppy? Or a long-lost college roommate?

See, I don’t think love is always romantic. But it IS always about connection. Romance is positively lovely when it happens, but we really can live without it. Connection, on the other hand; well, that’s one of our basic human needs. Rob us of it and what happens is downright scary. That’s because connection is the deepest yearning of our souls.

When we’re not feeling loved, we try to fill that void with all kinds of crazy tricks from double fudge brownies to spending sprees at Target…or worse. When we ARE feeling loved, we make better choices that serve our well-being. It’s like the very notion of being loved inspires us to take care of ourselves. Don’t believe me? Pay attention to the food choices you make when you’re feeling the groove of connection versus those you make when you’re not.

Here’s the thing, the Beatles had it right.

All You Need Is Love

This is love’s day to shine. Let it in.

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