Updated: Oct 19, 2021
How do I avoid snacking all day? I pack healthy meals, but I just start eating all the crap at work/in my pantry in the middle of the day. HELP!
I hear this all the time from my clients.
They are frustrated at themselves and even say unkind things to themselves
because they keep snacking and they feel their weight fluctuating.
They say “what is wrong with me?! Why can’t I just put down the chips? I’m so gross and pathetic”.
Actually, the answer is really simple and if you’ve been wondering the same thing, then LISTEN UP.
Your body is out of TRUE balance…
and when we get out of balance (we all do, it’s easier than you think) food is one of the first manifestations.
Our appetite gets inconsistent and we either eat more than usual from an emotional state or we eat too little, as anxiety builds within us.
To bring true balance back and avoid unnecessary snacking that leaves you feeling dull, heavy, and stressed, you have to eat from a place of awareness.
Here are 3 weight-fluctuation busting tips:
1) Notice when you’re emotionally eating (stressed, worried, crying, tired). Emotional eating is a sure-fire way to gain weight. The mental and physical state you’re in when you eat affects the quality of your digestion. You want to eat when you feel hungry and you’re not in a state of emotional distress.
2) Don’t restrict. Instead, eat more of the foods you know are truly nourishing. When you restrict, you’re punishing yourself often. Just allow yourself to eat until you’re full and make sure your plate has wholesome, preferably cooked foods (raw foods only can be really harsh on digestion)
3) When you indulge, give yourself permission to do it fully. Don’t eat that cookie as quickly as possible so you don’t have to think about how you just ate junk food. Don’t hide. Eat the cookie, taste it fully, enjoy it as it reaches your tummy. It will satisfy you more and keep you from over-indulging.
To learn more about how true balance can help you kick your unwanted habits, take my true nature energy quiz here.
PS check out my IGTV all about sleep to hear more about true balance & you’re gonna love this week's video where I’m sharing exactly why cycles like this begin & how to break through them. Watch the video at @_parinazshams_ on Instagram.