Stress Eating

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Do you eat due to stress?

Let’s talk about it….

When I have a lot on my mind, I eat. When I’m happy, I eat. When I’m bored, I eat. You get the picture, right? I eat when I’m stressed out. I know I know, I said I was a happy eater too, but this is not always a good thing when I don’t always eat the right portions or make healthier choices. This leads to overeating, weight gain, stress, and depression.

I have decreased the amount of food I eat and when I eat. When I have cravings due to stress. I try to rationalize with myself and say it’s because I just love food (which is true), but I have come to realize that I do not have to eat ALL of everything. I learned that stress eating has consequences.  I have come to realize after having health issues that eating to appease my feelings is not healthy. I had to turn things around.

I needed to get my shit together and quick.

When I was in the process of changing my eating habits. I felt as if the weight was not coming off fast enough (I still feel this way sometimes), but over time I realized, losing weight (the right way) took time. This was not a quick fix.

I am more mindful of what I’m eating and how much I’m eating. Also, if I’m feeling stressed and I crave something. I drink lemon water. Yes, lemon water is my go to.  Usually once I drink a bottle of water, I’ve ether forgotten about the craving or I’m full from the water. This works for me. You will need to find what works for you.

Having support is also a huge factor. Someone you can talk to about what you’re feeling and hold you accountable of what you’re eating. This will change your life, it has for me.

A close friend of mine used to say, “learn to eat like you give a fuck.”

Do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions.

Do you have the support you need?

Let’s talk in the comments…

Until next time…

 

 

 

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