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DAY 54 EATING TO FEEL BETTER-- 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE


Saturday, January 26, 2013

DAY 54 EATING TO FEEL BETTER.

I WILL EAT TO FEEL BETTER. THOSE WORDS SLIP OUT OF OUR MOUTHS SO EASY............ WHEN YOU'RE BORED, STRESSED AND PHYSICALLY ILL FOOD COMES TO MIND. FOOD TENDS TO PROVIDES AN APPEALING CURE FOR EVERYTHING---FROM A COLD OR THE FLU TO EXHAUSTION AFTER A LONG DAY.

SOMETIMES YOU REALLY DO NEED FOOD. IF YOU'RE TIRED BECAUSE YOUR BODY NEED FUEL, EATING WILL MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER. BUT HAVING AN ENERGY DROP MAY NOT ALWAYS MEAN IT IS TIME TO EAT.

TRY AND GAUGE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR FUEL NEEDS (PHYSICAL HUNGER) AND WANTING AN EMOTIONAL FIX (HEAD HUNGER).

WHY RE YOU TIRED?? BEFORE REACHING FOR GOOD THINK ABOUT WHAT COULD BE MAKING YOU TIRED? IF YOU NEED TO CALM DOWN OR DE-STRESS TRY SOME DEEP BREATHING. EXERCISE IS A BETTER OPTION OVER EATING. TAKE A BREAK FROM YOUR TASKS YOUR WORKING ON.

RECOGNIZE WHEN YOU NEED TO REST. DON'T REACH FOR FOOD, THEN GO TO BED. TAKE A NAP OR CLOSE YOUR EYES FOR A FEW MINUTES. TRY SIPPING HOT TEA OR DIET DRINK ALLOW YOUR BODY TO RELAX. MUSIC CAN PROVIDE A WAY TO RE-ENERGIZE. MATCH YOUR ENERGY TO THE DESIRED MUSIC YOU WANT TO HEAR. (FOR ME) IT IS RELAXING SPA MUSIC IF A WANT TO UNWIND.

BREAK THE HABIT OF REACHING FOR FOOD WHEN TIRED. DO SOMETHING ELSE FIRST AND SEE IF THAT TAKES CARE OF THE PROBLEM.

NON FOOD METHODS TO BOOST ENERGY.

EXERCISE REVIVES. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH WATER DEHYDRATION CAN ADD TO YOUR TIREDNESS.

GET SOME REST. TAKE A NAP. GO TO BED EARLIER. FORCE YOURSELF TO GO TO REST WHEN YOU NEED IT.

DISTRACT YOURSELF. GO SHOPPING, START A CRAFT, READ A BOOK. WHEN YOU KEEP BUSY YOU MAY FIND THAT YOUR TIREDNESS LIFTS WITHOUT FOOD.

WATCHING TV OR PLAYING COMPUTER GAMES CAN MAKE YOU FEEL DULL RATHER THAN REVIVED.
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GETSALONG 1/26/2013 11:36PM

  lol, it's late, i'm tired, and it dawns on me... i want both... food & nap! :::nods::: yep, how true is this lesson!

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FOXFIRENDTS 1/26/2013 7:57PM

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