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I am working to eliminate my emotion-driven eating and to increase my activity level. Suggestions?
Toss tempting foods!: Many women reach for food in times of stress, boredom, many other emotional states. A good starting point for weight control is to record what you eat and why. Use an app if convenient; but a pencil and paper are ok too. Another suggestion is to put time between the emotional event and eating. Take a brief period for meditation or deep breathing. Get help to identify/eliminate triggers to binge. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Start with food list: Keep a daily record of what is eaten. If little time, then use your phone or camera to take a photo. After a few days, look at the images and consider sharing them with a friend or a professional. There are also apps to help people change habits. But the first best step is to note what you are putting in your mouth each time you eat :0. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I change my eating habits. From less processed to more whole food. Habits are hard to break but want to be healthier?
Stop eating out: It is difficult because quick foods are more processed. So clean out all processed foods from your kitchen and go shopping with a list for basic foods as well as make a menu for the week and shop for those ingredients as well. If you are a busy person try to do most of your prep for the meals on the days you are off. Eating at home and taking your own lunch yo work will help you eat whole foods. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I stop eating unhealthy food? I believe I am addicted to it. If I stop abruptly I feel deprived.
See below: Make small EASY changes every few days. Add a healthy food and reduce or eliminate an unhealthy choice every few days. If the urge for a favorite food is too strong to resist, give yourself permission to take just a smaller portion than usual without feeling guilty. For more information on the Mediterranean Diet see http://bit.ly/1Bdzwix and http://bit.ly/1rTjasA ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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