You can learn how to form a positive relationship with food and that can help you stop overeating. It’s easy to get off track and forget why we have to eat. We can be so busy with our life that we don’t pay any attention to our health. And we don’t really pay attention to what we eat. You can get in the habit of only eating what you have a taste for. That will lead to mindless eating or eating foods without nutrition. From there you can end-up eating junk food (food with no nutrition) all day long. Your satisfied when your eating but in an hour of so you will have food cravings.
Have you actually thought about how you shop for food. Often we walk through the grocery store looking for the same labels we always buy or we get to the cracker section and look for the box with the best price and grab it. That’s shopping out of habit. Shopping the same way you always have without looking at the new items that are on the shelf. There’s a lot of new items today because the public is demanding them. Because of all the bad press that saturated fats have gotten and other things like cooking oils, bread, starches in general, manufacturers have had to come out with several new products. And now there’s new food companies that we have never seen on the shelf before. We need to pick up those new items and at least read the labels and see if you can replace something your buying with something better.
Think about food as source of nutrition and energy instead of something to relieve stress or just to fill up on. It may seem hard at first, but you can change the way you feel as you improve your eating habits. When you start eating “clean” and your body gets use to it, you’re going to feel much better. It can make you feel healthier and improve your mood and improve your brain. You will actually think faster, read faster and understand more. You’ll be more alert and you will lose body fat.
Don’t Diet It only leads to overeating. Diets will starve your body of nutrition and increase your cravings. Cravings are caused by your body when it needs nutrition. It’s up to you to feed your body what it needs. And if you don’t get it right the cravings will come back a short time later.
Make Regular Meals a Habit
Don’t skip meals. Being very hungry can make you more likely to overeat. It also ups the odds you’ll choose foods that are high in fat and sugar, which can trigger a binge.
It’s important to eat breakfast every day, too. A morning meal can help curb hunger all day long.
Choose healthy foods for meals and snacks. You’ll get nutrients that your body needs. You might also feel fewer cravings for unhealthy foods that make you want to overeat. I stick to natural foods (clean eating) like whole grains, fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds for a snack, low-fat dairy, fish and white meat poultry. Very little red meat, maybe twice a month.
Keep Cravings Out of Sight
Don’t stock your fridge and pantry with foods high in sugar or fat, or with other treats that make you want to overeat. Just having them around can start a binge.
Also, keep less food in your home while you’re changing over your diet, keep only as much food as you need for a short period. When your making changes to your diet some of the new things you pick might not agree with you and you’ll want to make a change next time you shop.