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When it comes to weight loss, all of us have an Achilles heel. These specific situation can derail our good intentions with a blink of the eyes. Once we can identify of weak spots, we can begin to solve them for permanent weight loss.
Often our lifestyle and habits change with time. The cornerstone of successful weight loss is successful problem solving.
This post will discuss the diet danger zone caused by bored eating and possible solutions for for successfully solving bored eating.
We often eat because we lack anything better to do. Bored eating is a diet danger zone for many people. In this situation, find something, anything, to do. Fast.
Possible Solutions for Bored Eating
1. Have a game plan before the next time bored eating hits. For example,
When bored eating hits: weekends around 2-5pm.
Action Plan: go for a 30 minute walk or go to the gym.
Where: around the neighborhood in good weather, mall in bad weather.
With whom: spouse, a friend, colleague, or neighbor.
With a plan in place, we will be much less likely to be in the kitchen at 2pm on Saturday with a pint of Ben and Jerry in one hand and a spoon in the other.
2. On an index card, make a list of 10 things to do when you have "nothing" to do. The list can include things like read a book, go to the park, call a friend, or go to a crafts store. When we have nothing to do and find ourselves in the kitchen, pick something from the list and do it. You can laminate a few cards and stick one on the refrigerator or the pantry door.
When I get bored, I go blog hopping using Stumble. I have discovered some interesting sites that have distract me long enough for me to forget my initial impulse to reach for something to munch on.
3. Make yourself a huge salad. Every time you open the refrigerator, eat a few forkfuls. You would have to eat a lot of salad to get the same amount of calories as a Snickers bar.
Let me know if you have any tricks that distract you from bored eating.
Until next time and thanks for stopping by Small Steps to Health.
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