OVEREATING - PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS
⭐️With every problem comes a solution⭐️
(Each reason for overeating corresponds to the solution)
1️⃣The lack of sleep causes your body to produce more ghrelin (hunger hormone that regulates appetite) so be aware of this! Do the #AKsleepchallenge
2️⃣Cannabis is associated with an increased, uncontrollable, unsatiable appetite! Either stop smoking (if this is really getting in the way of your goals) or start being EXTRA EXTRA mindful and find hacks to dealing with the munchies (I can speak more about this if you guys want, just tell me)
3️⃣Your body is smarter than you think it is. You can’t skip and expect your body to just go along with it. Make sure your diet is balanced and you don’t leave out food groups-it can lead to urges to overeat what you’re deprived of.
4️⃣Be aware of your environment. What do people do at the library? They study and read. What do people do at the club? They dance, drink, and socialize. The kitchen? EAT!
5️⃣FEEL your feelings as oppose to suppressing and soothing them with food. Eating will not help your stress, anger, fear, boredom, sadness or loneliness…Try to mediate, talk to someone, find other distractions, find the root of the problem…
6️⃣Do a hobby/activity if you’re using food as entertainment.
7️⃣Eating nutrient dense foods WILL satiate you! Notice how you’re more full after oatmeal than you are after a donut?
8️⃣Slow down! Eat slower by putting your fork down and chewing 10 times at each bite (helps digestion too!)
9️⃣It’s important to drink enough water or else your body receives mixed signals on hunger levels. Sometimes all you need is to HYDRATE , not another bowl of cereal.
1️⃣0️⃣Snacking on foods like chips only naturally trigger you to want more. The same goes for anything with sugar! If you know you can’t stop after a handful then don’t start.
1️⃣1️⃣Saying your diet will start tomorrow creates “the last supper” effect where your body thinks its going into a famine (low carb / low fat/ low calorie diet) so it wants to feast (binge/overeat) to prevent starvation.
1️⃣2️⃣Meal prep the rest. Start ordering 1/2 of the dish to go. Give it to a homeless person. Just remember, YOU ARE NOT A GARBAGE CAN
1️⃣3️⃣Read my blogpost on how to become one so you can trust and respect you bodies hunger and fullness signals.
1️⃣4️⃣Carry a bar/ a fruit / nuts on you to have incase you get hungry and have no access to other foods!