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Day 54 Eating to Feel Better

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sometimes I will just reach for food when really what I should be doing is drinking a nice glass of water, going for a walk, taking a nap, or just relaxing. When I do this kind of eating, it is usually junk food that I reach for.

So today's exercise is to stop and analyze what is really going on when you feel like reaching for something to eat. It could be that you really are hungry. If that is true, then eat something that will fuel the body, not the junk food.

For my new energy plan I will:
1. Stop and think, am I really hungry or is there something else going on.
2. Drink a tall glass of water and wait a few minutes to see if the hungry feeling subsides
3. Take a small walk, or do a few stretching exercises, put a few steps onto my FitBit
4. Stop and relax, read, put my feet up.
5. If really hungry, eat some pecans, almonds or piece of fruit. Then give myself another few minutes to see if I am still hungry.

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    emoticon I love this skill... it was one of the first things I started doing that is helping to break the cycle... asking what, where, when, why & how I'm eating. Keep the good, skip the bad... choose what I eat for these reasons and whatever reasons at this choice moment, then enjoy it, guilt free... make the next choice when the next choice arrives...
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    That's exactly right! The only problem that food will solve is hunger -- true hunger. Otherwise, it is not a solution!

    Thanks for sharing this.
    1921 days ago
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    keep up the good work!!
    1921 days ago
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