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Ep# 83: Your Relationship With Food

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Ep# 83: Your Relationship With Food
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In this episode, Dr. Kashey briefly reviews the S (stimulus) in SRO before jumping into the outcomes component of SRO. To understand outcomes, you need to understand that your belief system contains two key parts: the desire not to die and the learned behavior to truly live. While those may seem very similar, the desire to truly live is a learned behavior, while the desire to not die is innate. This belief system is the body responsible for your outlook and designates the desired outcomes you would like to achieve. For example, food is an integral part of not dying and can be essential for thriving, but your relationship to food will arise from your own beliefs about food. Join Dr. Kashey as he helps you restore balance to the force and investigates the impact SRO can have on you.

Novelty

Ep# 70: Dr. Kashey’s Hierarchy Of Constructive Eating: Novelty

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Ep# 70: Dr. Kashey's Hierarchy Of Constructive Eating: Novelty
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Following multiple episodes of discussing Dr. Kashey’s Constructive Eater’s Hierarchy, it’s finally time to explore the “tippy top” – Novelty. Dr. Kashey defines food novelty as “the use of food as an instrument to improve your subjective well-being beyond the scope of your nutritional status.” In light of the hierarchy, novelty sits atop getting enough food, creating structured feeding, balancing food groups, and trying a variety of foods. Instead of viewing food as merely practical energy, novelty allows us to explore and experiment and be creative with food. It’s exciting! Adults learning how to eat constructively mimics children first learning how to eat. Both parties have to experiment and practice abstract thinking skills in order to discover what works best for them. Food can be used as a tool or a toy, and Dr. Kashey will share the possible consequences of either.

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Ep# 69: Dr. Kashey’s Hierarchy Of Constructive Eating: Variety

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Ep# 69: Dr. Kashey’s Hierarchy Of Constructive Eating: Variety
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Dr. Kashey believes that increasing your food’s variety can help push your food satisfaction and contentment up while keeping your cravings and eating impulses low. More options also improve the likelihood of eating the right things while simultaneously decreasing the risks associated with eating the wrong things. After all, too much of one thing is bad for you. Variety builds on this Balance and finds itself to be the fourth step in Dr. Kashey’s Hierarchy of Constructive Eating, and it has a lot to do with identifying and addressing your food acceptance issues rather than hyper-focusing on your desired results. Dr. Kashey reminds us that the best way to approach achieving food variety is not by force but by following the Hierarchy step by step, crafting a rational armor to protect ourselves from “health tyrants”, and by cultivating continuous and neutral exposures to new food. Keeping these lessons in mind, food variety and even a thoroughly improved eating competence can be attained, as Dr. Kashey puts it, “automagically”.

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Ep# 68: Dr. Kashey’s Hierarchy Of Constructive Eating: Balance

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Ep# 68: Dr. Kashey's Hierarchy Of Constructive Eating: Balance
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So you’re familiar with the notion of constructive eating—what’s next? In this episode, Dr. Kashey goes over how to put together meals, logistical versus nutritive balance, and the importance of how you eat (and how donuts can actually be a legit part of your constructive eating hierarchy).

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Ep# 67: Dr. Kashey’s Hierarchy Of Constructive Eating: Patterns

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Ep# 67: Dr. Kashey's Hierarchy Of Constructive Eating: Patterns
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Dr. Kashey believes that utilizing structured patterns for when to eat your meals is a surefire way to combat overeating and unnecessary craving, which is the second most important step in Dr. Kashey’s Hierarchy of Constructive Eating. While this is the proper path to growing your eating competence, Dr. Kashey acknowledges that sticking to this concept by the book is likely to be difficult in practice, especially with concepts like The Paycheck Phenomenon robbing us of our ability to govern our mealtimes. With this understanding in mind, Dr. Kashey introduces an easy-to-follow, natural, and even automatic method to get your mind on board with nutrient timing and proper meal patterns: the Milestone Method of Meal Planning. Through this method, Dr. Kashey reminds us that incorporating new eating habits and patterns into our lives doesn’t have to be a process that is “out of the way”– it can be intertwined with our own routines, creating that positive feedback loop we all need to master the management of our own nutrition.

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Ep #65: Dr. Kashey’s Hierarchy of Constructive Eating: Enough

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Ep #65: Dr. Kashey's Hierarchy of Constructive Eating: Enough
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What does it mean to be a constructive eater? Do calorie calculators and metabolic wards actually help you determine the right number of calories for your body? In this episode, Dr. Trevor Kashey discusses his method for helping people learn what enough food feels like for them on their way to developing permission, discipline, resilience building, and competence.

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Ep #64: The Path to Constructive Eating

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Ep #64: The Path to Constructive Eating
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In this episode, Dr. Kashey addresses the most common questions he receives, such as “What’s the best way to start a diet? How do I lose weight? What do I eat?” The world of dieting can feel overwhelming and full of conflicting information, but the good Dr. Kashey and his “Hierarchy Of Constructive Eating” are here to help. By sharing some important fundamentals such as eating enough food, creating structured eating patterns, and incorporating a variety of different foods, one can become a competent eater. There’s no need to restrict your favorite foods from your diet in order to reach desired health and fitness goals. You’ve made it this far; give credit where it’s due!

disciplined

Ep #62: Restrained Eating Vs Disciplined Eating

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Ep #62: Restrained Eating Vs Disciplined Eating
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Restraint versus discipline. What’s the difference? Dr. Kashey explains restraint as the mind and body working against each other, while discipline is the mind and body working with each other. Restraining what you eat requires a lot of focus on exactly what to eat, but takes away the joy of actually enjoying your food. Prolonged restraint can also cause a person to be chaotic in their actions, which shows a discrepancy between values and behaviors. Rather than being too restrictive with our eating habits, Dr. Kashey instead explores the benefits of disciplined eating, which gives us the freedom to enjoy our food.

Binges

Ep #25: Cure For Night Binges

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Ep #25: Cure For Night Binges
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Are you indulging in harmless habits?  You start with just one cookie but it turns into a binge, sound familiar? These cycles of binging create chronic stress that leads to indulgent habits, which lead to more stress.  So how can you conquer chronic stressors and those inevitable binges?  Find out in this episode with Dr. Trevor Kashey, as he covers how to take care of yourself without letting your stress relievers become a negative binge habit!

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Ep #7: How To Punch Unfairness RIGHT In The Kneeballs

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Ep #7: How To Punch Unfairness RIGHT In The Kneeballs
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The temptation to cheat and eat whatever you want can be strong, especially when you’re surrounded by people who are doing exactly that. Many of us self-sabotage, however, it doesn’t have to be that way. In this episode, Dr. Kashey explains how you can stick to your fitness goals by increasing your self-awareness.

Listen to Ep 7. ‘How To Punch Unfairness RIGHT In The Kneeballs’ Now.

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