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Mental Health Mondays: Food Mindset with Guest Andrew Jobling

By: Benjamin Ruge

TLDR: Good Taste Brekky host Elerrina interviews Andrew Jobling for Mental Health Mondays on the mindset surrounding junk food, and that everyone should view eating as ‘all food is good’. 

Juice1073s breakfast show is now the brand new ‘Good Taste Brekky with Elerrina’, but the all-important Mental Health Mondays are still going strong.

This week on Mental Health Monday, Elerrina is joined with Andrew Jobling to talk about how ‘all food is good’ and the mentality surrounding that mindset of junk food.

Andrew is the author of seven published books and is on a mission to inspire people to ‘live a purposeful life of joyful longevity.’ He has a background in AFL football, and 30 years of experience in mindset, motivational speaking, and athlete training.

“Food is something we have to do, we need to eat, and to me it is such a tragedy that for so many people eating is a source of stress and anxiety and trauma,” said Andrew Jobling. “Because we’ve got to do it, it should be something we love.”

Andrew talks about his background in professional sport and how dieting induced so much stress when it came to eating unhealthy foods. He discusses the stigma and how it’s caused eating to be such a source of stress in people’s lives, rather than a joyful experience.

“I played professional sport, so when I decided to get into shape and gave up chocolate and alcohol, it was so stressful,” he said.  “Anytime I’d allow donuts or ice cream or beer into my body, I’d beat myself up.”

“The biggest mistake people make is labelling food. The reason I say ‘all food is good’ is because when you start labelling junk food, if you eat junk food what does it make you?”

Elerrina said, “junk.”

“A junkyard, right?” Andrew said. “But none of us are junkyards.”

Andrew describes that all food is good, and it’s just that some food we eat more of, and some we eat more moderately or indulgently.

Andrew said, “we choose to put food in our mouths, and if we’re not as wonderful as we want to be feeling, food’s not the problem, it’s the emotion that leads to the choice.”

Listen Below: Interview with Andrew Jobling.

About the Author: Benjamin Ruge is a student journalist and aspiring writer, hoping to reach all heights of the journalism industry.

Feature image: supplied from Facebook. 

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