Mindful Eating won’t stop Stress Eating

Maybe you’ve heard about “mindful eating”?  You’ve dieted so many times, and failed to keep the weight off each time. Aren’t you tired of missing all those meals with your friends and family because you’re on a diet? Aren’t you frustrated when you have to say “no” to the foods you love? And no matter what you try, the weight just comes back!

Diets Don’t Work!

95% of people who diet regain the weight they lost, plus put on additional padding each time they diet! And if this happens to you, you probably blame yourself. But it’s NOT your fault. Dieting slows down your metabolism, and makes you feel tired- NATURALLY, to preserve your life! That’s why a diet will never work! And in fact, dieting may be the thing that is MAKING YOU gain weight!

 

 

What Is Mindful Eating?

You may think that Mindful Eating is a new way of eating that will help you lose weight. When you see all the gurus who are promoting Mindful or Intuitive eating, and they are all thin, you believe that you too, will end up losing weight and looking like them. But that is NOT the truth! Some people will lose weight eating mindfully, but others will temporarily gain weight, and others will remain the same weight. But mindful eating will free you from the self-imposed diet prison that you are in!

The Rules to Mindful Eating:

  • Eat when you are hungry-
    • eat what your body desires
    • There are no good foods, or bad foods!
  • Eat slowly
    • don’t multi-task when you are eating-
      • your brain can only focus on one thing at a time, and if you’re talking on the phone, texting, reading, etc. you will not be aware of your stomach’s feeling of fullness
      • chew your food completely
      • pay attention to how your food tastes, smells, looks, the texture… etc. Pretend you were going to write a 500 word description of what you are eating- and it’s going to be graded! 😉
      • Don’t eat in the car, standing up or in a rush
  • Stop when you’ve had enough
    • The only way you are aware of when you are actually full and had enough is by paying attention to the process of eating
      • There are actual things that your brain does that makes you eat MORE when you are not paying attention! It’s
        mindless eating! I never want you to deliberately eat less, because that is NOT going to make you lose weight. and restricting just makes you crave those foods that you won’t allow yourself!  However, if you’re not paying attention you are more likely to over-eat! And that’s not good either. You want to eat what your body needs. And only your body can tell you how much that is. That amount changes day to day, depending on your activity level, the amount of sleep you’ve had, your stress level, if you are healthy or ill….

Once you stop restricting the foods that were “bad”, and learn that you CAN eat them any time you want, those foods lose power over you. It takes a while to stop fearing food, worrying that you will never be able to stop eating…. but it will happen…… EXCEPT when you are under stress!

 

Emotional Eating

young woman emotional eatingYou’re having a truly terrible day…. and mindful eating goes out the window. It’s like you have no control. Ice cream or whatever your “comfort food” is calls your name, and you are powerless to resist.

That’s because you are not eating because you are hungry. You are eating from STRESS, and food is your drug of choice. You may think you’re hungry, but you’re feeding an emptiness inside of you!

That’s why you need to learn how to manage the stress triggers that are making you feel awful. Eating comfort food is only going to make you feel worse after you finish stuffing your feelings with food!

 

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