So do you have those day that you just want to eat everything in sight? Maybe it was a stressful day or exhausting day and felt it was easier to grab a bag of chips, sit on the couch, munch away and before you know it that whole bag is gone??!
So what was it? Stresses, bored, sad…a these feelings often trigger the need to sooth and at times that comes from eating. Soo hello emotional eating.
Guess what though 😳?! That food you find yourself grabbing isn’t going to fix the problem. It’s only going to temporarily numb the emotion through distraction (or maybe the chemical makeup of the food itself-i.e. Sugary foods–again temporarily). Usually once that is ‘done’ you feel worse for having that loss of control! This is all normal! Human emotions. Sometimes we have tough days. BUT if you find you do this often here’s some tips!
•Don’t buy foods you tend to overindulge in
•Do something to take your mind off eating
•Exercise when you feel stressed or upset
•Address the source of your stress
•Keep healthy snacks (cut veggies, unbuttered popcorn, fruit) on hand for when you need something to munch on.
••Just remember: Eat to live NOT live to eat!!••