Postpartum Weight Loss- Are You Emotional Eating But Don’t Know How To Stop?
Posted Feb 18 2009 5:55pm
Many times we emotional eat which can pack on unwanted pounds. The first step to finding out when you emotional eat is to pay attention to your cravings when you’re stressed. Do you reach for food eventhough you’re not hungry? Many of us do, including me, however I’ve learned to portion size my cravings by asking myself these questions: “Am I REALLY hungry or just craving this because I feel it will make me calmer?” “Do I REALLY need this?” “What else can I do besides reaching for food that will make me feel better?” After answering these questions you can chose a healthier alternative. Close the fridge, go outside and get some fresh air, and take a few deep breaths. If you’re still craving that chocolate you’ll take a smaller piece because you’ll be conscious of your emotional eating craving.