I learned that when you are not only dieting but going through life, stress can always bring you down. You may feel like you cannot continue with something or feel that life or anything is not worth it because it is "too hard." I always remember the quote: "God will never give you anything you cannot handle, so don't stress." It gets me through a lot!!!!
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If I ever think I am hungry, I stop and try to see why--food images, stress, upset stomach, boredom. Oftentimes it is easier to say no to food when I know why I am craving it. Failing that, I drink some water and reevaluate my hunger in 15 minutes, living in a desert makes it hard to stay hydrated at the best of times, so thirst is often misinterpreted as hunger for me.
I want to munch when stressed and bored--not good for waistlines.
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