Thursday, September 23

Paying attention to your hunger cues

The challenge with resisting food  is that it t has a pleasant taste. It appears to be in good condition. It smells delicious, and we're tempted to join in when we see everyone eating pizza, ice cream, and chips. Then we eat too much and vow to do better the next time, but when the time comes. We know what we're consuming isn't good for us, yet refusing feels impossible no matter how hard we try.

We get food cues from the outside world and from inside our brains all the time.   It helps to realize that this is an uphill struggle. It's also beneficial to recognize that saying no involves more than just trying harder.

Practicing mindfulness when eating and enjoying all foods

People eat too much while watching TV, working, or conversing on the phone. Multitasking leads to drifting, and then it's gobble.  You have a slim probability of realizing you're full, so you eat more.

Instead, you want to make eating appealing to as many people as possible. Make a designated area. Make use of a nice plate and placemat. Take a seat - standing equals speed — and enjoy your food; if you're with people, enjoy the company. Even if it's only for 15 minutes, things will slow down and you'll feel more satisfied.

There's no reason to give up foods that are tasty but aren't the healthiest. Ice cream and cake are frequently associated with noteworthy occasions. You may budget for such items when you know they're coming up, then consume a modest quantity and truly appreciate eating each bite.

Because that item is eaten for the smoothness and sweetness, use smaller spoons and allow the goodies sit on your tongue. A smaller quantity is generally plenty when you're totally immersed in the experience, and there's no need to feel bad about it.

Take a deep breath and use your own personal prompt, such as "Do I truly want that?" before making any eating decision. or "How long will you be on the treadmill?" This break keeps you from being carried away and allows you to return to your strategy and make your decision.

However, it may not always work, and maintaining continual awareness is tough. That's fine. Perfection is never the aim, especially when you're first starting out. You're attempting to break a bad habit and start a new one. "It's a long road," 

Cheung recommends resisting one of your flaws at start, and then praising yourself when you succeed. Next month, resist a few more temptations and share your victories with your family, explaining what you're aiming to accomplish and how you intend to stay healthy for them.

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