STEPS TO AVOID EMOTIONAL EATING!
Be a mentor to yourself in a more productive way!
Avoid emotional eating with simple habits!
Are you an emotional eater? If you say yes, then you do know what does it really means. Some people would project them as non-emotional eaters without even knowing what it means. Meanwhile, some people are emotional eaters without even knowing it. But in reality, we are all emotional eaters and no one could claim themselves as a non-emotional eater unless they are into weight loss goals. Well, mankind is being associated with the emotions and we would three or more times a day. So, we could not say that emotions and eating would never have collided with each other. However, emotions such as happy, sad, angry, lonely, or stressed are just inborn qualities of human and food proffers comfort when we are emotional. But when you want to lose those extra pounds of weight, then you should not be an emotional eater. So, here are the simple steps to avoid emotional eating.
FIGURE OUT WHY YOU ARE EATING IN THIS MANNER: Most people should question yourself as “why are you eating while you are actually not being hungry?” Yes, most of the munch on foods or snacks when we are not even feeling a slight hunger. Well, some of us would eat cake or have snacks when we feel low or frustrated. Some might have it to calm down or get relief from something which is clinging to them. But have you ever thought about the motivation behind your eating? Sometimes, you might have got the feel of eating a donut just by seeing it or watching someone eating it, right? Just try to understand the stimulation behind the eating.
COMFORT YOURSELF: At times, we are so cruel to ourselves and treating ourselves so badly. In this case, we should have to blame ourselves and not others. All you have to do is to reevaluate your standards and avoid judging yourself. Just comfort yourself by forgiving your past deeds because committing mistakes is humans’ nature and so it is good to forgive yourself. Be good to yourself and move on from your past deeds and proffer a second chance.
YIELD YOURSELF TO SOMETHING ON PURPOSE: Of course, we would like to surrender ourselves. We have to be attentive in our lives and so it would make you a complete person. But when you are yielding to something, it should be a more purposeful form of surrender. It would be something like getting a massage, presenting yourself a new pair of shoes, reading books or watching shows for entertainment, planning a vacation, or something which makes you feel pleasant. It might even a walk for weight loss or not to put on weight.
BE MORE PRODUCTIVE THAN BEING DESTRUCTIVE: When it comes to emotional eating, it would never be okay or good. It is nothing but you are more anxious and upset and so you are eating. What happens next? You would be more stressed and anxious about your body though. It is not a productive thing but a destructive thing. So, you could involve yourself in being more productive like writing, reading, watching funny clips, sipping a cup of tea, taking your pet for a walk, soothing shower bath, and much more creative things as well. By doing so, you would never succumb to your stress and you could even avoid stress eating.