Healthy dieting and weight loss tip #2:
We don’t always eat simply to satisfy hunger. If we did, no one would be overweight.
All too often, we turn to food for comfort and stress relief. When this happens, we frequently pack on pounds.
Do you reach for a snack while watching TV? Do you eat when you’re stressed or bored?
When you’re lonely? Or to reward yourself ?
Recognizing your emotional eating triggers can make all the difference in your weight loss efforts:
If you eat when you’re stressed, ﬁnd healthier ways to calm yourself.
Try exercise, yoga, meditation, or soaking in a hot bath.
Bad eating habits and unhealthy food
If you eat when you’re feeling low on energy, ﬁnd other mid-afternoon pick-me-ups. Try walking around the block, listening to energizing music, or taking a short nap.
If you eat when you’re lonely or bored, reach out to others instead of reaching for the refrigerator.
Call a friend who makes you laugh, take your dog for a walk, or go out in public