A Simple Tip to Take Control of Mindless Eating
One of the 7 Secrets to a Strong Start is to focus on developing healthy habits, not losing weight. One habit that many people struggle with is mindless eating. The 10 Steps to Achieve a Healthy Lifestyle Mind Over Body plan can help you with tools to overcome emotional and mental attitudes about food. Before you begin adding those tools to your healthy eating toolbox, begin using this simple tip as you make food and snack choices each day.
You may not even be aware that you are a victim of mindless eating. See if any of these sound familiar.
You may be a mindless eater if you frequently:
- Eat from a box or bag while working at your computer, watching TV or a movie
- Graze on snacks all day long
- Give in to cravings especially for sweet and salty things
- Grab something to eat or drink when you are feeling sad, stressed, angry, lonely or bored
The Bottom Line
One of the keys to winning at weight loss is developing healthy eating habits. One of the first ways to move in the right direction toward those healthy habits is learning to make conscious choices about what you eat and drink. Thinking before you eat will help keep mindless eating to a minimum. It will also allow you to begin recognizing your thoughts and feelings about food and help you recognize the ways you are using it in response to hunger, cravings and emotions.
Take a few moments to list some of your mindless eating triggers. Will you be on the lookout for these as you begin thinking before you eat?
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