Now that I have your attention, we're going to break this habit!
OOooooohhhhhkay... My name is Ness and I am a mindless eater 🙋🏼♀️
Truth be told babes, I seriously cant help it, when I'm bored my favourite place to hang out looking in the fridge or in the cupboard... finding something to snack on... and then what happens after that? That snack turns into a feast and "nek minute" I've downed that whole packet of chocolate covered nuts, ate 3 apples just cos' and that packet of lollies lurking around from the weekend - it's now gone to a better place... 🙅🏼♀️
Now try being this person while prepping for a comp? its TORTURE! So with a lot of will-power and efforts to keep my mits in my pockets, I decided to share some helpful tips with you all that help me in this time of legit food desperation!!
Choose healthier options 🍎
There are plenty of options that you can choose, some of which is even includes carrot sticks and hummus, nuts, a piece of fruit, rice cakes! Ditch the sugary crappy treats like biscuits and chocolate, because that gross sluggish feeling you feel later in your day - is your gut trying to breakdown the shit you just ingested. Harsh, but true! Let's be real here... those nasties are A 10 min mental satisfaction, you don't need it!
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Potion control 🍽
If you know that this is you - get organised it's not that hard! Prepare your snacks for the next day or a couple days in advance, get creative with cute Tupperware or even just cheap sandwich bags. That way you eliminate eating from a packet where you end up having "one more" and then another ... and then 5 times later the whole thing! #oops Make sure this works within your caloric intake and macros for the day!
Keep occupied 🧘🏼♀️
Yeah easier said than done - but It's when I'm feeling lazy and bored, and thats when I start to wonder. I find if I'm feeling like this, then Ill set my tasks up and plan around how long they will take - and thats when I'll eat my food. Go for a walk, take your dogs, read a book or listen to a podcast - schedule some YOU TIME!
Drink plenty of water! 💦
We can often misread our body when we are thirsty and automatically think we are hungry! Try drinking a glass of water and get into that habit between and before meals. Plus, its a great way to ensure that you are drinking enough water throughout your day!
Follow a plan 📚
Do you know exactly how much you should be eating per day? Do you know your caloric intake and what macro nutrients you should be having, and or to achieve your health goals. Hungry also comes from your body needing to be fuelled from your day. Think about it - are you hungrier on the days that you exercise? At what point of the day do you find yourself most hungriest?
Cut the crap! 🍷🍕🍪🍬=🙅🏼♀️
Often we end up snacking on crap because it's staring at us in the face! Clean out your fridge and cupboard and rid yourself of temping stuff that isn't good for you! Unless you have the willpower of a superhero than fine, leave it there for visual display. But the less you see the less you are temped!
Get creative with recipes👩🏼🔬
Ok this has inspired me to write another blog on my snacks and healthy treat options so I will share this for you soon... BUT in the meant time, there are always other options... ditch the processed crap and get creative with alternative ideas. Get thinking in the kitchen, research and satisfy your hunger with full, nutrient rich and volume foods! For example, natural peanut butter on a rice cake and banana, tuna and lettuce salad cups, create and make your own protein balls, smoothies and protein shakes!
Have someone keep you accountable 👯♀️
Get your family involved - your friends, your partners, boyfriends, girlfriends whoever and let them know about your mission! You might inspire them to do the same! Or, if you really are struggling with healthy options and food choices, hire a coach who can set your calories to the perfect amount that suits you and your lifestyle. You will find often its because you aren't eating enough, and you aern't feeding your body what it needs! So get ahead, and STOP mindless eating.
Any questions, or need some help with your current situation, contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org