Posted on by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach
- A boss who triggers us to grab foods we think will calm or relax us after a stressful day at the office
- A friend or partner who encourages us to overeat because they want a “food buddy”
- Someone who shows their love for you through the food they’ve prepared (or purchased) and we eat to avoid hurting their feelings
- Too much junk food, takeout, prepared, or fast food
- Foods high in unhealthy fat (vs. healthy fats that help you lose weight) and sugar
- Out of proportion portions – “economy sizing," “super sizing,” or “value sizing”
- Foods that don’t satisfy or fill you adequately
- Too many liquid calories
- The same foods at the same time, such as leftovers when cleaning up after mealtimes
- Late night snacking while watching TV
- When your children are snacking
- During a late afternoon energy dip
- At the kitchen counter while preparing food and snacks for others
- On the living room couch after a long day
- On Saturday night at your favorite restaurant when you see that breadbasket on the table
- Socially – not hungry, simply eating to be a part of the group or experience
- Mindlessly – taking in extra food without thinking and/or while distracted
- Binge eating – poor food choices or eating to improve feelings or mood
- Emotional eating – overeating to calm, numb or relax, which encourages a boost of serotonin, one of the body’s “feel good” chemicals
- What do I really need?
- What was I really looking for?
- What am I really hungry for?
- A fulfilling project
- A satisfying relationship
- An enriching and meaningful job
- More confidence
- A better way to handle stress
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