ARE YOU AN EMOTIONAL EATER?
- If you are still having a hard time being dinner and done, or if you’re nibbling at your kids’ leftovers, or having difficulty resisting silly foods, this video will really help. We all eat for emotional reasons from time to time, and that’s why it’s helpful to track your feelings—not just your food—so you can begin to see patterns and even identify the triggers for your eating.
- Continue to go on the scale daily, so you can manage the situation and not let things spiral. Once you see how much those trigger foods impact your weight loss, you will want to eliminate them from your day.
- I know it’s easy to simply write down cookies or cocktails in your tracker, and leave out the details, but please include everything and the amount you ate as well. Writing down just junk shouldn’t give you permission to go out of control. While recording everything you eat and drink may make you feel uncomfortable—it’s the best and most important way to learn from every experience, so you can reshape and improve your relationship with those foods in the future.
- Remember, you are never cheating as long as you write it down. You’ll be amazed that you can still enjoy a piece of chocolate or a cocktail, or even two, and still lose weight or maintain. Don’t be afraid to write anything in the tracker, because it’s just for you!