Thursday, September 6th, 2012

8 Tips to Stop the Snack Attack

There’s no denying that everyone, at some time or another, has had a snack attack. People associate food with emotions, experiences and socializing. Although such connections are usually normal and acceptable, they can sometimes promote poor eating habits. If all you want to do is chow down on a plate of fries when you are feeling a bit down, you are an emotional eater. To overcome emotional eating, it is important to make a strong commitment to your mental and physical health. Only then will you be able to stop the snack attack which is necessary for a healthy lifestyle.

  1. Look for connections between the events in your day and your cravings for food. Identify the triggers that push you over the line and make you want to eat mindlessly (eg, fights with your partner or child).
  2. Deal with your triggers. If you can’t cut them from your life entirely, find better ways to cope with your feelings. Eating mindlessly makes things worse.
  3. Eat slowly and listen to your body for clues that you are physically satisfied.
  4. Don’t deprive yourself of foods you love – just don’t overdo it.
  5. Don’t eat in bed or on the sofa or in front of TV. Eat at the dining table rather.
  6. Treat your body with respect: nourish it, move it around, listen to it, and pamper it. Tune in to your body to stop emotional eating.
  7. Make your pantry a safe haven. Keeping only a limited amount of healthy snack food in your house is the fastest, easiest way to limit emotional eating.
  8. Take it easy on yourself. If you mess up and have an emotionally driven snack, forgive yourself and move on. Brainstorm constructive ways to avoid eating the next time you feel emotional.

Though these tips to stop emotional eating may seem difficult at first, they will become habit after a few weeks! With practice and time, you can overcome your snack attack cravings. However, if you are really struggling with emotional eating, consider joining a group such as Food Addicts

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInFlattr the authorShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someoneShare on RedditShare on TumblrBuffer this pageDigg thisShare on Google+Pin on Pinterest

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
© 2014 Guardian Lifecare Private Limited.
Our Other Websites : – Corporate  |  Healthcare Products  |  Blog

Featuring Recent Posts WordPress Widget development by YD