March 25, 2014
Let’s face it. One of the biggest traps we fall into when trying to lose
weight is when stress, real life, or plain old desire leaves us heading
towards the cupboard and consuming more calories than we know we
should. Don’t let binge eating sabotage your diet; follow these simple
steps to keep yourself on track.
It’s Not Over: We are most
susceptible to binge eating when we feel all is lost and there’s no
reason to continue the weight loss journey. Staying dedicated and not
giving up on your diet, albeit difficult, may be exactly what you need
to break through the wall you feel has been holding you back.
Don’t Play Catch Up: When we skip
meals during the day, we have a tendency to try carry those missed
calories over to the next meal. Instead of waiting to eat, have smaller
meals during the day. Try to incorporate foods high in fiber –like
fruits and vegetables- to ensure that you feel full after your meal.
Don’t Worry About It: Find a stress reliever that doesn’t include food at all. A 20-minute walk can be just as effective as a pint of ice cream.
Get Back On Track: If you slip up,
it’s not the end of the world! In fact, it happens to the best of us.
Start tomorrow or the next meal with renewed vigor and vow to be more
conscious of portion sizes and nutritional values in the future.
Leave a comment in the box below if you have any
other tips for fellow dieters on their weight loss journey and how you
stay away from binge eating.
Sources: Shape, WebMD