Saturday, April 17, 2010

How to Combat Emotional Eating

I'm posting this, mostly for myself. It contains some tips I've gotten from Spark People. I'd love any other suggestions for this.  I am failing miserably at this.

Healthy Options to Eating When Stressed or Emotional:
  • Get your trigger foods out of the house, get your crutch foods out of arms' reach
  • Go for a walk or jog. Physical activity relieves stress.
  • Do deep breathing and relaxation exercises
  • Keep a reminder of your goal handy
  • Talk to a friend
  • Visit and post on the support message boards
  • Surround yourself with positive reinforcers, like pictures and people
  • Keep a journal that includes your best personal accomplishments
  • Track your eating patterns, including when and why you pick up food. 
Healthy Snack Alternatives

  • Apple or orange slices
  • Carrot sticks
  • Banana
  • Broccoli
  • Whole wheat toast
  • Bran muffin
  • Fruit smoothie
  • Applesauce

1 comment:

Charli and me said...

Hello, I came to you from my friends blog. These are great tips. I am doing 'The woman Challenge' located on my side bar. It is so difficult to eat right and get enough exercise. Every little tip helps. Thanks