Weight Loss Drop 5 Lbs

Good Housekeeping (Philippines) - - News -

Noth­ing beats down­ing a bag of chips or a bowl of ice cream af­ter a long, stress­ful day. But while it may give you a few min­utes of hap­pi­ness, emo­tional eat­ing can lead to weight gain. In her book, How to Lose 10 Pounds in a Week, per­sonal trainer Jenny Al­lan gives three steps to over­come emo­tional eat­ing: 1 De­ci­pher your trig­gers. Ask your­self, “Did some­thing just hap­pen or were you think­ing about some­thing dis­tress­ing?” It’s im­por­tant to do this be­fore al­low­ing your­self to eat. 2 Give your emo­tion a name. “You may find that it is sad­ness, dis­ap­point­ment, anx­i­ety, or bore­dom that get you ev­ery time,” writes Al­lan.

3 Cre­ate a plan. “Now that you’ve fig­ured out what feel­ing is caus­ing you dis­com­fort, you can cre­ate a plan to deal with it. For in­stance, if you know that anx­i­ety makes you want to eat, then come up with a list of things you can do when you’re feel­ing anx­ious. Maybe you’ll de­cide to go for a walk or write in a jour­nal in­stead.”

In­stead of eat­ing when you’re up­set, look for health­ier ways to feel bet­ter.

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