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Asking myself when I find I am wanting to eat whether it is because I am truly hungry or is it because I am bored, worried, tired, or just because! Then if I drink a big glass of water before I give in, I find most of the time, it wasn't because I was truly hungry just a habit of always looking to food to solve whatever problem I am dealing with. Food is not the answer but it is not always easy to realize that it won't solve whatever is bothering me (it usually makes it worse!).
My final step is to take a moment and say a little prayer that I will use the food to nourish my body and let God nourish my soul and take care of my problems. By taking care of my body, it will in turn take care of me.
Eat to Fuel & Fill - less calories and less cheating
I figure out what fills me up and fuels my body to get through my day and workouts. Then I am not tempted to eat junk food as I am not hungry and my body is not craving anything. Some need a high carb breakfast like oatmeal, others need high protein to be filled up & fueled ready for their day.
Experiment until you figure out what works for you - may be different for different days if your physical activity changes. You figured it out when you feel good and are not hungry or craving sugar/fats. Less processed foods work best to fuel & fill, e.g. Oatmeal works better than cold cereal.
Reading Women Food & God and it has helped me figure out what triggers me to overeat When I am tired I crave carbs and am not hungry to begin with. Have learned things about myself what triggers me to overeat. 48
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