Wednesday, January 21, 2015

When do you eat Unhealthy food?

Do you eat unhealthy food when you are bored, stressed, nervous, unprepared, worried.
 Think about those times when you find yourself not thinking about what is going into your mouth.

  • Do you anguish over each morsel?
  • Are you unaware that you are eating and how much has been eaten?
  • Do you eat whatever is in sight when you are in a hurry?
  • And do you grab-and -go unhealthy food when it is openly on the counter or at the office?
  • Do you eat food because you don't want it to go to waste, even if you are not hungry?

Emotional Eating is when you turn to food when you are bored, stressed, nervous, etc.
You don't consciously think about what you are going, or what you put into your mouth.

Do you try different diets because the last one didn't work?

 So, what triggers your emotional eating?

1. When do you eat?
2. Why did you eat? (what triggered your response to putting that unhealthy food in your mouth?)
3. What can your alternate HEALTHY solution be?

Answer these questions and think consciously the next time you are Hungry!

There are many reasons we turn to unhealthy food.  The first step is NOT BUYING IT! Not having it around your home, even if the kids want it, will help you to not go straight to it when you are hungry.

Convenience?  If you are prepared with healthy snacks you like, then when you are feeling hungry during the day, you won't rush to whatever is close to you like a snack machine at work.
When you are out and about at the grocery store, you know- don't go there hungry, otherwise you will buy everything that looks good in SIGHT! 

What happens when you are at work or a picnic with friends or any function when someone brings something unhealthy? Make sure you have your healthy snack in your bag that you will eat instead. If people know you are eating healthier, they hopefully will not bring it around you, but we all know that is hard to do. So again, be prepared!

Knowing when we turn to unhealthy food can help us to stop ourselves because we are consciously thinking about it. Eat in response to what your body needs, not what you are feeling.

Make food choices without experiencing guilt. Respect yourself and enjoy the pleasure of eating good healthy food.

Let me know what are your food triggers and what you are going to do to make a healthier solution.
Comment below.

Thanks for checking in,

Melissa

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