It’s easy to dig into food that is in front of you, especially if it’s the kind that you love and crave .
For me, that’s anything sweet. I can easily ignore the savory, salty stuff, but cookies, pies and cakes?
Not so much.
To save you some unwanted pounds, too-tight pants, mindless eating and that overall awful feeling of regret (AKA “self-loathing”), here are some helpful tips, brought to you from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Consider them the adult equivalent of a time out (AKA “get a grip”).
- Ask yourself whether you truly are hungry or if you are eating to fulfill another need, such as stress or boredom?
- Don’t look at some foods as off limits. Instead look at what you eat as part of a healthy diet that includes balance and moderation.
- Discuss with your doctor a healthy eating plan and the issues of food and weight loss.
- Use a food and activity journal to monitor your eating habits — including what you eat and when.