By Kristin Stephens, MS, NTP

Throughout this series on establishing a healthy relationship with food, I’ve discussed ways to indulge this holiday season, how to prepare for a holiday gathering, and how to reset yourself.  Today, I want to focus on another piece to a healthy relationship with food: finding out why you are drawn to a particular food at a particular time.

How often have we called ice cream a comfort food? Is it because you’ve reached for it when you were having a bad day? Is it because of the sentiment surrounding it, or a memory from when you went through a rough patch, or did your parents give it to you as a child when you were feeling blue?