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Stop Feeding Emotions

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When things start going through the wrong way, most of us head towards the refrigerator, and start munching whatever we get. At that point of time, eating slices of double-fudge cake or anything else really helps in some way and deviates our attention from the depressing acts. Some food properties are actually supportive as they invigorate brain chemical which makes feel good. However, depending totally on them can trigger to disastrous results. Elizabeth Ward, RD, and author of The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to the New Food Pyramids explains that “When we eat because we feel bad, we’re prone to eating too much—and we’re generally not talking about carrot sticks.” Therefore, try to understand the gravity of situation, and don’t assail over your health unknowingly. Rise over over-eating by these four simple steps.

Try these four simple steps and show red signal to your emotional eating:

Step 1

Stop thinking about banning foods:

Most of us have developed a perception of tagging some foods as bad for health and therefore we swear off by them. However, this is not true as suggested by Judith Beck, PhD, clinical associate professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and author of The Complete Beck Diet for Life. Beck says that “Many diets have ‘bad’ foods that you’re supposed to swear off, which is unrealistic,” Therefore she propounds a simple suggestion, “A better approach is to plan in advance to eat your favorite foods in moderation. Otherwise, you invariably cheat and go overboard.”

Step 2

Distinguish genuine hunger:

Truly, recognizing the actual cause of that echoing stomach is very tough. Many of us, mistake thirst for hunger and eat lots of food despite hunger. Figuring out this issue is simple; just drink a tall glass of water, and see whether the feeling vanishes or not. If the desire is still yelling inside your stomach, then another issue which is hinted is that might be you are craving for a particular food. To differentiate between true hunger and craving for your favorite food, ask yourself a simple question, would I like to eat some healthy snack, salad, piece of whole wheat bread, or an apple? If that crispy cookie is still watering your tongue, then perhaps you need to deal with your craving.

Step 3

Wipe off your craving:

Differentiating between hunger and craving is the first major step, especially after you realize that you are actually craving, then the situation is very crucial. However, conceding with your craving possibly will not wipe that problem out of your life. So, the next time before you enter the kitchen to bribe your craving, take a pause and question yourself “How will I feel later after I gorge a huge bag of chips or a bowl of ice cream? There is a great chance that you start feeling guilty and might be feel sad about it.

Instead of instantly gulping that craving, wait for 10 minutes and try to distract your attention from that ice cream or chocolate bar. Still, if the feeling doesn’t go away and you are tempted to eat that, then go ahead and indulge yourself in that tasty treat, but only up to a certain limit. Scoop half cup of ice cream; remember not more than that and that too in the container itself. And if the craving is for something crispy and salty, then eat 1-oz bag of potato chips or eat 3 cups of light popcorn.

Step 4

Deal with it by new tactics:

Always be pro-active, this is the wisest key to put an end to your emotional eating suggests Ward. He recommends planning for ahead so that you know what to do in future when you feel stressed up, when you develop the capacity to eat up a whole pizza. For instance:

Keep your sneakers handy:
Running, dancing, or exercising for as short as 10 minutes can stimulate your mood and help in fighting against the effects of stress. If you can continue it, then much better, continue it for 20 to 30 minutes, and you will produce endorphins which are naturally feel good chemicals. Keep your temperament cool by practicing exercise or yoga.

Determination of eating healthy:
Prepare a list of all the reasons you want to eat healthy and post it in your refrigerator, so that every time you open it, you refresh your mind. Think beyond fitting in your favorite attire. For instance: Be determined that you want to have energy so that you actively participate in the activities with your kids or you want to accumulate energy to combat against the heart diseases or diabetes.

Figure out an ideal diet role model:
Search a person from your friends circle, social community or locality. And promise to yourself that you will message, call, E-mail him or her, before you get your hand over that junk food.

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