Are you always on the hunt for a weight loss program that will help you control your eating once and for all?
Before you start another diet program, hear me out. This advice could save you a lot of money and wasted energy thrown in the wrong direction and right into the deep pockets of the weight loss industry.
So, the question I have for you is- have you ever felt that your eating was out of control?
Feeling like your eating is out of control is more common than you think. It can be due to following diets for what feels like a lifetime. It can also be due to eating too little early in the day which fuels over eating or feeling out of control with food later in the day.
Some of my client don’t even realize they are eating so little and so restrictively.
So, if you want to feel more in charge of your eating- aim to eat 3 balanced meals a day. Eating more often during the day and eating meals that are physically and mentally satisfying will help keep your energy levels high and hunger at bay. Use these example to help guide you towards normal eating.
If you think “well, I am certainly not restricting myself- look at how I stuff my face at night!” Consider this- believing that you are not allowed to eat your favorite foods or even normal foods like bread, can lead to feeling restricted. You don’t have to physically be deprived of foods to feel compelled to binge on them. This can stem from the “I want what I can’t have” phenomenon as well as feeling ashamed for eating foods labelled as bad or fattening.
So, truly avoiding certain foods as well as feeling like you cannot/should not eat certain foods can have the same effect = feeling out of control with food.
If you feel that your eating is out of control, don’t run into the arms of another diet, it will only make things worse. Instead, try eating 3 normal meals every day (maybe even a few snacks in between), consider how labeling foods as “bad” is affecting you and reach out to a local dietitian who practices mindful eating.
To read more about why the diet industry has lied to you about avoiding “bad” foods to help you lose weight, mindful eating and feeling more in charge of eating, check out these links: