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Five Vocabulary Tricks For A Positive Relationship With Food


Five Vocabulary Tricks For A Positive Relationship With Food

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It’s almost 2018 and that means plenty of us will be deciding what goals we want to focus on for the new year. While many will be talking resolutions, other topics that often come up are diet-related and present negative views of both food and body. The power of your words can be incredibly strong. This applies to how you talk about food and your body, also to how you talk about others and yourself. For this reason, we’d like to encourage some vocabulary changes in 2018 and beyond to maintain positive eating habits for a healthy relationship with your body.

1. Skip: Categorizing foods as “bad” or “good”.

Try: Describing food based on characteristics such as if you enjoy it and how it makes you feel. If a food makes you feel awesome and it’s one you really enjoy, then that choice makes sense for you.

2. Skip: Using terms like “guilt-free” or “guilty pleasure” to describe food.

Try: Embracing the pleasure that your favorite foods can bring and not letting guilt stand in the way. When you practice leaving guilt out of the equation when making food choices, you can better listen to your body and make choices based on what you really enjoy. Oftentimes, if you choose a food based on enjoyment you’ll find it takes less of it to make you feel satisfied.

3. Skip: Thinking about exercise as something you do to “burn off” the food you eat.

Try: Doing exercise that really brings you joy. The most sustainable way to incorporate exercise into your life for the long run is to find something you enjoy doing! Pack a handy Seasoned Tuna Pouch with Spoon in your gym bag for a protein-packed snack.

4. Skip: Deciding to go “on” a diet.

Try: Choosing one or two healthy and positive eating habits to incorporate into each day, adding on when those start to feel like a natural piece of your daily routine. This way, you build habits that you’ll want to sustain and there’s no going on or off a diet — you’re establishing an eating pattern that makes you feel great for the long run and that works with your daily life.

5. Skip: Using the term “cheat day” or saying you’re “cheating on your diet” if you eat something rich/sweet/etc.

Try: Enjoying treats on a regular basis so that you never feel deprived. Instead of a day dedicated to eating foods that are normally “off limits”, make all foods available and balance your food choices out on a daily basis. It’s OK to include both nutritious and less-than-nutritious options each day to cultivate more positive eating habits.

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The coronavirus has changed life, as we knew it, forever. Most people will be touched in some way by the pandemic either physically, emotionally or financially. We’ve all heard heart-breaking stories from around the world about lives that have been lost and severe financial hardships caused by the sudden shutdown of so many businesses.

On behalf of all our team members around the globe, we extend our deepest sympathies to all that are struggling through personal challenges, whatever they may be, and we offer our sincerest gratitude to all the heroes who are helping those in need.

We’d also like to add how important it is for everyone to continue to do their part to slow the spread. Physical distancing is critical, and we must all take this seriously. We use the word “physical” because staying away from people in a physical way does not mean we should be neglecting the importance of social interactions, compassion and patience.

We are one of the largest providers of shelf-stable seafood and it is our honor and our responsibility to do our part, in every way we can, to help to keep people fed with affordable, nutritious protein. To that end, we’re continuing to run our factories in the US and Canada while our partners around the world continue to provide supply.

We take great pride in being a “people-first” company, so our decision to continue operations is done with utmost concern for the people making it possible. We’ve enhanced our safety measures to meet or exceed CDC guidelines and we have increased wages in our factories to assist employees dealing with the incremental costs of working and new, unexpected demands on their households.

We also take great pride in producing healthy, nutritious and safe products for our customers. Please know the manufacturing practices we follow year-round protect our both employees and the products they produce. Our facilities have very few people-to-product interactions, all products are sterilized in a high temperature oven and then packaged in highly automated production lines.

Beyond Bumble Bee, we’re continually looking for ways to extend our “people first” approach to make a meaningful impact. With so many people in need, we know this effort is more important than ever. We’re starting by donating more than $1 million in product to food banks in both the US and in Canada. And we will be looking for more opportunities to make a positive difference in the days to come.

Finally, I want to thank you, our loyal and new customers, for your support. We hope you find the recipes on our website helpful and easy to prepare. I also want to send a sincere thank you to our Bumble Bee Team and our valued supply partners around the world for their tireless efforts, particularly those working in sales, manufacturing, distribution and all our support roles, ensuring we can keep store and pantry shelves stocked.

Please continue to do your part to keep yourselves and your families safe during this truly unprecedented time.

With Gratitude,
CEO, Bumble Bee Seafoods