The emotions that trigger this 'hunger' can vary from person to person, and range from anger, sadness, boredom, stress and anxiety to even happiness. To keep these bouts of overeating under control, I make mindful eating, which helps me stay aware and present during my meals, a priority. Have a goal that has nothing to do with weight loss I made a huge mistake my first time out losing weight, and that mistake was this: Focusing on nothing but the weight loss.
All I wanted was to be skinnier and smaller, and because of this, I skipped the most important step in the weight-loss process: Not figuring out why I wanted to be that way or how it would make my life better other than look good. Here's what I found years later, when the weight started creeping back on: Once the chaos and stress of every-day life got the better of me, my priorities started to shift from looking good to seeking comfort, and because my goal wasn't compelling or meaningful enough, it did absolutely NOTHING to stop me from inhaling the jar of cookies, reaching for that 3rd glass of wine or skipping my workouts.
My body, health and life started to change only when my end-goal changed from weight loss to how I wanted to live.
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Asking myself if I'm truly physically hungry before I eat,. A desire to feel nourished, energized and confident; not bloated, sluggish, guilty and generally crappy after my meals. Being able to focus on living my life and being present instead of constantly obsessing over how I looked because of the extra weight I'm carrying around.
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Now I satisfy my sweet tooth after dinner—usually with dark chocolate. They give me ideas for freshening up my workouts and experimenting with new dishes in the kitchen. Even healthy-sounding dishes can be bathed in grease. Instead, I take a nibble of one, rate it, and finish it only if it scores a She always helps me overcome my excuse.
Every morning I take a huge handful to work as a snack. It not only added resistance to my abs workout, it also kept him from fussing! Then, when I cooked my own meals, I made the same amounts. Seeing it helps me say no to an offer to grab fast food. Weight-Loss Tip : "I reload my iPod every week.
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If I have fresh music, I feel like I can run forever. During the week, I know I can just mix it with veggies and chicken for a quick meal. But going on sparkpeople. Posting pictures of all my meals and snacks keeps me accountable.
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