Too often we try to bury our challenges or stress with food. In reality, this is just self sabotage which does nothing to better the circumstances. It only leads to regret, guilt, self loathe and weight gain. Food does not heal our pain our, our misery, our grief, our broken-heart, our anguish or our affliction. Always remember that you have the freedom to choose more rewarding and therapeutic options that you can control even when you are stressed.
Don’t let yourself slip out of control…Fight to take back control! Start by identifying the source of your challenge or stress then take a few minutes to breathe and meditate/pray. This would be a good time to engage in a time controlled eating plan like intermittent fasting as it will limit you to a feeding window and avoid you going on an endless eating spree. Thereafter, you must seek out an activity, which you enjoy and that is kind and nurturing to your body e.g. massage, exercise, a long walk, karaoke or dance. Finally, surround yourself with healthy food options so that when you have to eat you don’t make bad food choices.
Remember that in order to control your appetite and reduce food cravings it’s important to get about seven to eight hours of quality sleep every night. Therefore, ensure you get in some good Zzzz-time to give you more natural resistance against emotional eating.
Did you know that “stressed” is “desserts” spelled backwards? Now you do! So try to avoid being stressed so you don’t head for the desserts! If you are an emotional eater use these interventions and give us a feedback. Hope this helps!
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