Monday, September 28, 2015
According to an article in the Time Magazine stress is a catalyst for mindless eating and unfortunately in women, burning fewer calories. When stressed women tend to reach for high fat/high sugar/high caloric foods. Perhaps you've been there...eating out the 1/2 gallon container of ice cream or consuming the whole bag of family sized potato chips. This can translate to an additional 11 extra pounds per year just due to stress.
Knowing what you are doing and why, along with the impact it has on your health is half your battle. To win you need to learn strategies to change those things which are not beneficial. One strategy is mindful eating. Mindful eating is more than just slowing down how fast you eat...it is learning to eat with intention.
Read more about mindful eating and the next time you bring that fork towards your mouth...ask yourself...am I hungry and why am I eating what I am eating. Please be sure to share some feedback on some changes you are making to mindfully eat...until next time...NAMASTE