Oops! I Ate It Again!
Hunger Pangs Are a Pain!
This results in a few things:
- I crave the simple carbohydrates immediately available in processed foods;
- Simple carbs will make my blood sugar spike, and then take a dive;
- Blood sugar must be regulated for optimal health and well-being;
- My body will not use these calories efficiently or effectively. I may see some added “fluff” if this continues over an extended period of time.
This was a fairly easy habit to identify. My “why” is VERY apparent. However, your “why” may be harder to determine. What are you really seeking when you eat? Are you truly hungry? Are you socializing with friends? Are you bored, emotional, or trying to suppress emotions? Is reading this making you wiggle uncomfortably in your seat? Good! Want to dig deeper?
Not Your Mama's Food Diary
Try keeping a food diary that details not your food, but the reasons you are eating. If you are going to happy hour because you want to see all your friends and have a good time – then write it down. If you didn’t eat most of the day and so you are starving – then write it down. See what happens. You might be surprised. Next on our blog agenda – creating a new, healthy habit.