WHEN YOU JUST GOTTA STUFF YOUR FACE
Mindless eating is not uncommon and one of the biggest reasons we gain weight.
It can be caused by BOREDOM, CRAVINGS, and for many moms, because they are eating their kid's LEFTOVERS to avoid food waste.
Next time you are about to eat in between meals, ask yourself this question:
AM I REALLY HUNGRY??
Is my stomach actually growling or is my mind tricking me?
There is a good chance you will realize you're not physically in need of food.
Personally, I am too busy to eat because of boredom. Should that be your issue, try finding something to do. Get out of the house and go for a walk. Or engage in that project you‘ve been putting off for weeks and months.
EATING THE KIDS' LEFTOVERS
Eating your kids' leftovers is a common mommy thing to do. This is a habit you can fix with a POST-IT. Make a note to yourself not to eat leftovers, and stick it on the fridge. It will help you become aware of your habit and help eliminate it.
And then there are CRAVINGS, UGH! Those darn cravings!!
I copied the below partial article from MEDICAL NEWS TODAY.COM. I am also sharing the link for you to read the entire page. I strongly suggest you do so. It will help you understand why we crave food and might help eliminate some of your appetites.
…..Emotions can also contribute to food cravings, such as in cases of comfort eating. It is also possible that some food cravings may be related to specific foods because the body needs particular nutrients.
There are two types of food cravings: selective and nonselective.
Selective cravings are cravings for specific foods, such as a person’s favorite chocolate bar, a particular burger from their favorite restaurant, or a bag of potato chips of a certain flavor.
Nonselective hunger is the desire to eat anything. It may be the result of real hunger and hunger pangs, but it can also be a sign of thirst. Drinking water may help with intense nonselective cravings.
Here is the direct link to the article
Now that you have read the short article, let’s find out what might help curb those cravings a bit.
Eat balanced meals
Include more fruit and veggies in your diet
Load up on protein
Drink plenty of water
EATING BALANCED MEALS
Your plate should be made up of mostly vegetables, a good amount of lean protein, and some carbs. Please understand that carbs are present in most foods we eat as it is. There is no need to add too many extras to your plate if you are trying to drop a pound a week.
MORE FRUITS AND VEGGIES
I always have apples on hand. I stick to the saying: an apple a day keeps the doctor away. It works for me. Apples also take away my cravings. I think it’s because they are crunchy, demand a good amount of chewing, and are loaded with natural sugars which will enter your bloodstream quickly.