Be aware of your eating habits. First step to knowing you have a problem is admitting it, right? Keep a mental journal or a physical one of your eating habits. Check in with yourself every time you eat.
Seriously. Studies show that it’s better to spread your meals throughout the day, anyway. Buy small treats like granola, almonds, raisins, an apple, an orange, a banana, or something that can fit in your bag. Of course this means more trips to the grocery store or fruit stand by work, but you have a choice to make! Stay away from chips and chocolate!
Think about it. If you put food in your belly early in the day, most likely around dinner it will remind you that it is ready for more food! The acids in your stomach will be awake and ready to consume!
Set goals! Make an eating schedule for your week. Whether a mental schedule or a physical one, make it happen!
Routines take time. Don’t beat yourself up about not meeting your goals each and every time.
Love yourself. Smile at your reflection. Between the sun setting earlier and the prominent spirit of family around this time of year, there’s a lot of reflection that occurs. Did you know not eating makes you even more emotional?! This is a great time of year to show yourself you love yourself by taking care of your health. Make it a resolution – beyond going to the gym more. Resolve to eat better!
“You have a commitment to love yourself everyday. The only way to not be a binge eater is to make a decision to take care of yourself and no one can make you do anything you don’t want to. Take full responsibility of yourself.”