If Hunger Isn'T The Problem, Food Isn'T The Solution.
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I don't put anything in my mouth without asking myself why I'm eating it. To see what it tastes like? Okay, just one. To refuel myself? Dig in. Because I feel like it? NOPE! when I simply "feel" like eating something, it usually means I'm "feeling" some other emotions, stress, fatigue, guilt and I'm just eating to not deal with them. Before I eat anything, I figure out what I'm really "feeling" first.
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If I find myself tempted to eat when I'm not hungry, I consider whether I'm actually upset about something--maybe unconsciously. If it turns out that I'm angry, sad, or scared, I remind myself that if hunger isn't the problem, food isn't the solution!
If I start to feel like I am getting in a snacking mood, I ask myself, "Why do I want something to eat right now?" I heard this somewhere, and I wish I credit the proper person for it but, I have used it ever since. "If hunger isn't the problem, then food isn't the solution!"
Having this mind set with help you recognize when you are eating out of boredom, emotionally, etc.
A device that is most commonly used and available on this site is journaling or blogging. It allows you to keep track of everything you do. If you're optimistic in your journal, it will carry through in your actions!
*Note: just like the Spark, this isn't a quick solution. It will take perserverance, but is worth it*
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