This week's topic was about identifying hunger. How does one tell the difference between Emotional and Physical hungry?
This is something I have trouble doing. I'm definitely an emotional eater. Nowhere near as bad as I used to be, but I still do it. I eat a lot out of boredom. So, this week's topic was perfect for me!
A good question to ask yourself before grabbing something to eat is: Why Am I Tasting? (W.A.I.T) Are you grabbing that food because you're truly physically hungry or because you're upset about a certain situation? Here's a list to help tell the difference.
*You crave a specific food
*Paired with emotion
*Youre open to food choices
*Comes from physical needs
Once you decipher what kind of hunger you are experiencing there are ways of dealing with the hunger.
If you're experiencing emotional hunger (bored, happy, sad, stress) ways to deal with it is to wait at least 10 mins and most likely the urge to eat will pass. If it doesn't, distract yourself by doing something else like journalling or working out. And if you cannot get past the urge to eat, make sure you chose a safe food. I hate to break it to you, but chocolate is NOT a safe food. Haha.
If it's physical hunger you're experiencing, then chose filling foods. Eat whatever it is slowly and stop when you're satisfied.
Of course all of this is much easier said than done. Everyone emotionally eats. If you don't, then MAJOR props to you!
My challenge for you this week is to ask yourself to W.A.I.T before making a food choice. Also, I'd like you to make a list of things to do when experiencing emotional hunger.
*Drink some water
*Surf the net
I'm off to hop in the shower and to get my steel cut oats ready for the morning. (More about those in my next post!)
Skinny vibes to all!