Five Ways to Stop Stress Eating…
It’s not surprising that we’re all stressed nowadays, urban lifestyles can sometimes be testing and it’s not uncommon that we turn to comfort eating as a way through it all.
Whether it’s sugar, pizza, alcohol, crisps and chips, caffeine, bread, chocolate, cake …the list is endless really …it’s basically a way of self medicating, a crutch, self sabotage …whatever you want to call it – the likely result is unstable blood sugar which in turn leads to mood swings, anxiety, poor energy levels, weight gain and a whole host of health conditions that it’s just not worth thinking about!
Here are five alternative strategies that are sure to help:
Decide how much you want to change …and decide what you’re prepared to do to make it happen. It’s unlikely that you’ll nail it until you’re clear on this.
Make a decision to change and take action now …what’s the one thing that’ll make a difference that you could start today? Don’t put it off until tomorrow, begin right now.
It might be cleaning out your fridge and kitchen cupboards so that there are no temptations. It might be working out, meditation, making a decision to spend more time with friends. Whatever it is for you, decide and then act. Now.
Where are your weak spots? …Figure them out and decide how you’re going to tackle them before they jump out on you. That way you’ll have a plan b all figured out and are less likely to come off track.
Write them down …two columns. ‘Weakness’ and ‘Action’. Put it up somewhere you see it all the time, the fridge door, bathroom mirror, put an alarm on your phone …whatever it takes.
Create a schedule …plan your week. Think it through and know that ever action you take will move you closer towards your goal.
Think of it like a muscle you exercise at the gym …except this muscle is your mind. The more you work it, the stronger your resolve becomes.
Sick and tired of being sick and tired? Maybe it’s time to get a new Attitude to Food…
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