Before the Bite: Am I Really Hungry?

When we think about eating and why we eat, we often focus on the fundamental principles of providing our bodies with the “fuel” that we need to survive. But what other reasons might be behind our desire to eat? Most people eat for a host of reasons, both good and bad. If you’re trying to lose weight, one helpful practice is to examine your motivation when you have the desire to eat. Here are some questions that will help you clarify your motivation before you take your first bite.

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Don’t Eat Your Stress: 10 Simple Stress-Relieving Techniques

The phone rings right when you come home from work. The dog needs walking, the kids are hungry, and what was it you were going to make for dinner? Twenty-first century life throws a lot at you and it’s easy to get caught up in a cycle of uncontrolled stress—a cycle that could have you reaching for the nearest snack, undoing all your hard work to reach your weigh loss goals.

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