Playing A Musical Instrument To Manage Mindless Eating
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I play the classical guitar, and here is what it does for me.
It motivates me because I was not able to hold it properly when I was 200+ pounds. It gets me out of the kitchen/pantry and into the music room. It keeps my hands busy (both are required to play). And, I would not think of snacking when I am holding the guitar, can you imagine cheetos crumbs falling into the soundhole? Finally, the music gives me a deep emotional fulfillment so that I do not have to fill myself up with food.
Musical instrument required, does not have to be a guitar. Playing, even simple material for beginners, increases self esteem big time. You can create beauty.
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Each morning, I pack my bag full of healthy choices. I include bfast,lunch, 3 fruits, 1 yogurt, something crunchy to satisfy cravings (like veggies or granola bar) water and an emergency meal bar. I eat at certain times in the day and when I am hungry for something else, I go to my bag ONLY.
Move around. Bounce your feet, wiggle your fingers, every little calorie counts towards your weight loss. Even things like playing a musical instrument burns calories. All these little things all add up!
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Find a special goal that will help to make your life more enriched. And then work towards it two or three times a week - even for just a few minutes each if that is all the time you have. Examples: Learn a language, learn to crochet, learn to play a musical instrument. Build rich diverse skills.
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