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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Focus on the sensations exploding in your mouth by eating mindfully. Fix a nice place for yourself at the table. Make your food look beautiful. No TV. No computers or video games. No books. Be fully present with each bite. You will feel satisfied as you feed your hunger, not your appetite.
"Mindful Eating" by Jan Chozen Bays
Losing weight and changing a life style takes more than just cutting out foods but to feel in control of them when they are around. My goal is to feel controlled around any food at any time and just to naturally want to make the best healthy choice for me. I am working on this so I don't feel victim to wanting to binge.
I think that mindful eating is key. Making food an experience of the senses, which it really should be as it satisfies taste, smell, sight and touch. You can read about Mindful eating and here is what it is all about: http://growinginwards.wordpress.com/
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