It's simple: We need food to live. It gives us the energy our body needs to run properly, down to organ functionality and bone health. We're lucky to be able to choose the food we consume most of the time, yet the convenience of unhealthy foods and stress-related emotional overeating have made it easy for many of us to have unhealthy relationships with food.
Because food plays such a big role in our lives, it's on our minds more than we may realize — especially if we're on a diet. Food regularly makes it to the forefront of our thoughts: whenever our stomach grumbles, when we're bored, when we're planning what to make for dinner, or if there's a particular meal we're especially excited for. How often do you think about it?