Does your new Job title consist of teacher, lunch lady, laundry lady, work from home employee, chef, dog sitter, wife, grocery-getter and boo boo kisser?
I know how difficult things are right now for some of you!! The struggle is REAL!
And a lot of times what takes the biggest hit is our health (both physical and mental)!
That can sometimes mean turning to the kitchen to grab your “comfort food”. Let’s be real here…Eating is great, it feels good!
BUT…always the but, does eating 2 rows of Oreos, or a pint of
Chocolate Chip cookie dough solve the issue at hand?
And on top of that, we then feel guilty for indulging which can then start a dangerous spiral to unhealthy places in our head!
I am a Certified Nutrition Coach and am constantly learning and reading any and all of the latest info on how to help my clients. Well, when this article hit my inbox I knew right away I needed to share some of these strategies given the state of what we are experiencing with this pandemic.
I can’t get into ALL of it here is this post, but I will share the First of 3 Strategies that may be helpful to you in dealing with Emotional Eating.
Ok so this may sound cray cray, but with this strategy,
YOU HAVE PERMISSION TO OVEREAT.
It seems counterintuitive I know, but think of it as a learning experience.
Also, when it’s no longer like the forbidden fruit, you may be less likely to eat the whole pint, instead, you may have a decent serving size.
And… of course, there is a hitch….you have to write down how you are feeling before, during and after you grab for Mr. Ben& Jerry.
By doing this it can help you identify what is a trigger for your overeating.
Are you reaching for your favorite treat when the kids have been fighting for 2 hours and refuse to do their school work? Or maybe you miss a deadline for work because the dog threw up on the carpet and Suzy cut her knee on the coffee table trying to avoid the puke?
Maybe it’s when a family member that you may not get along with calls, is what sends you right to the candy bowl?
By taking the extra effort and time to record your emotions when you are about to grab treats when you don’t necessarily need them, record how you felt after you ate them, it makes you aware of what the TRIGGER is.
More importantly, this can also help start removing or lessening of any guilt or shame you feel around overeating.
Now, you may not be able to necessarily be able to change or avoid such triggers, what you have learned though is WHAT your triggers ARE!
And that leads us to the next strategy….
If you would like to learn more I’d love to share with you all. Just comment below!
If you think you could benefit from one on one attention to your nutrition health, right now I have openings for new Nutrition Clients at this time and would love to help get you back on track to healthy eating!
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