Weight Loss Drop 5 Lbs
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.