HELLO!! HAPPY Monday :D
How are you?! How was your weekend?! How's December treating you?! Are you attending holiday parties and/or creating family memories?! I'm having fun doing both :D Hopefully you're enjoying some December festivities AND being productive too!!
Today's post are 4 proven ways to fight stress eating. With December in full swing, do you ever wind up with a mouthful of cookies and no idea how they got there...lol?! The following are a few mindful tips to break the cycle ;)
1. EAT A CLEMENTINE instead of the cookies! The simple act of peeling a clementine can serve as a meditative moment, bringing you into the present and out of your busy head. Plus, the smell of citrus has actually been shown to be calming. I luv eating these babies :D
2. POP YOUR CLOTHES IN THE DRYER! Wrap yourself in a robe right out of the dryer when you're feeling frazzled. Not only is it comfy and relaxing, but research also shows that we eat less when our body temperature is a bit warmer :)
3. HACK YOUR LUNCH! To avoid mindlessly downing your lunch while responding to e-mails, eat with your non dominant hand. You're not used to it, so you're forced to be more mindful, which can help you eat as much as 30% less food. Bring it on :D
4. DITCH YOUR SHOES AT THE DOOR! Many of us are prone to stress eating when we get home from work. Try taking off your shoes and thinking, I leave my troubles at the door OR immediately changing into comfortable clothes :)
Try 1 OR all of these tips and see if you still pop in a mouthful of cookies...lol! :D
If you have ANY comments on this post, don't be shy! Bring it on!!
Have a PRODUCTIVE couple of days!
SEE YOU right back here on Wednesday!!
Pamela Stewart, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist