What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘food’?
Sustenance? Nutrition? Healing?
Comfort? Boredom buster? Stress reliever?
Trying to cut calories or controlling oneself from eating certain kinds of foods can actually trigger overeating, ironically. This can lead to a vicious cycle of dieting and bingeing that’s hard to break.
Improve your eating habits and they way you look at food. Seek professional help if needed.
Make Regular Meals a Habit
Don’t skip meals. We tend to overeat when we starve ourselves. It will also be likely for us to choose foods that are high in fat and sugar when in a state of hunger.
Make sure to eat the most important meal of the day—breakfast. This will curb your appetite for the entire day.
Consciously choose healthy food for meals and snacks. If your body is well nourished, it is leass likely to crave, that may lead to binging on unhealthy food.
Keep Cravings Out of Sight
Don’t stock the fridge with food high in sugar or fat, or any food that causes you to overeat. Out of sight, out of mind.
If you can, keep less food altogether. Keep only as much food as you need for a short period. That can give you less of a chance to binge.
The way we think about food and respond to it can be “contagious,” research shows. That’s why it’s a good idea to spend time with friends and family who are healthy eaters. However, you might want to spend less time with people who make negative comments about your weight and eating habits to avoid letting their words affect your self-perception.
Find Healthy Ways to Manage Stress
Many people binge because it de-stresses them, at for the time being. The next time you have the urge to binge, exercise, meditate, dance to music, or chat with a friend to keep your mind off food.
Struggling with cravings? ThinTea can help you get through the difficult part of starting by keeping your cravings at bay.