Don't Fall Victim to Mindless Eating


Man Eating at Office Desk

You go shopping and load up your cart with fruits, vegetables, high-protein lean meats and other healthy choices. You get home and plan some meals, excited about living a more healthy lifestyle. Later, you are watching television and next thing you know you have consumed half a bag of chips or a pint of ice cream. What happened?

Eating unhealthy foods or eating when you're not hungry tends to happen during certain times of the day, or in certain situations. For example, when you're tired or stressed, you are more likely to reach for pastries, sugary drinks or candy. When you are sitting in front of the television after a long day, you are more likely to mindlessly snack. Perhaps you were only going to have one cookie or a handful of chips, but you're engrossed in a suspenseful movie and now the bag is gone. Rushed, over packed schedules are another culprit. When you are in a hurry or running errands around mealtimes, you are more likely to find yourself at the drive-thru window or filling your cart with empty calories.

How To Avoid Unhealthy Binge Eating

The key is to plan for these situations. You know you are going to have nights where you don't feel like cooking, or days when you are out running errands until after dinner. You also know you are going to have nights on the couch watching movies, and you will want to snack. The key is to make sure you have handy foods that will satisfy your cravings that don't take long to prepare. Keep foods handy that can be prepared in 5 to 10 minutes, and munchies that you can eat without preparation. While you're at it, try not to keep unhealthy foods in your home, you will eat them.

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