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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: KNOWING YOUR EMOTIONS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT Part of a diet

Marie spoke at TEDxCopenhagen 7th of february at Bremen Theatre in Copenhagen. You can read about her TED Talk beneath. We are still waiting for the talk to be released from TED. Until that, you can watch Marie sharing her experience on her talk on national television here.

 

About the Talk

We are constantly exposed to good nutritional advice: This food is good for you. This food is bad. This is healthy – and this is the best way to lose those extra pounds!

According to Marie Steenberger, we need to step back and rethink our approach to eating. When the dialogue is only about the rational, the ingredients and their chemical effects on the body, and not the emotional motivations behind our appetite, it is only rational that the feelings associated with eating are not counted in the equation of good health. Eating isn’t just nutrition, it’s also about coping with our emotions. Marie believes we need to turn and engage with those emotions if we want to change how we eat for the better.

Marie Steenberger walks on stage with a mission to offer a challenge to her health professional peers and bring emotion back into the discourse on eating and good health. Marie believes that if we restore that compassion, and focus on the emotions that fuel our appetites, we can better understand and serve those struggling with their nutrition. Maybe the problem isn’t carbs. Maybe it’s a lack of compassion?