Personally i think this has come from having a mom that feed me to make me feel better as a child. Unfortunately I do the same thing with my boys so i'm not really leading by example here. Do something good i get a FOOD reward, get a "boo-boo" you get a cookie to cheer up etc etc... I am sure many of you are guilty of the same thing. But how do we stop this?! How can I?!
By being aware that I am eating for no good reason. Perhaps to create a "food schedule" like Erin does for herself, to keep me aware of what i'm eating and for what reasons. So I am going to add another "commandment" to my list.
5. I will wait one FULL minute before decided to eat anything. To ask myself, am I really hungry?
This way i hope to bring some thought into when i eat, why i eat and to be aware of the kinds of food i'm putting in my body. I'm not starving but maybe instead of that cookie i'll grab a piece of fruit. Maybe that will work. Just a pause of thought in my over eating process.
So before I stuff myself I will think, I will demand my stomach shut up for a minute and for my head to put the thought of food aside long enough for me to make a rational choice about what i'm going to eat. Fair enough. So WAKE UP HEAD! And to my stomach... i promise not to starve you if you promise not to nag me and be patient with our eating adjustments.
What are some reasons why you eat or make bad food decisions? How are you going to change it? Share your tips and tricks with us!