You've got me feeling ... emotionsApr 14, 2023
When Mariah Carey sang her song 🎵 "you've got me feeling emotions deeper than I'd ever dreamed of"... she was not taking about food
Yet emotional eating is something a lot of women struggle with
When it comes to emotional eating, portion control can be a real struggle.
If you're someone who tends to overeat, it's important to recognize that this is a pattern you've likely developed over time.
But don't worry, you can change it!
One common reason people overeat is because they use food to cope with their emotions. When we're upset, sad, frustrated, or even happy, it's easy to turn to food as a way to feel better.
However, this can quickly become a habit that's hard to break.
So, the first step in controlling your portions is to recognize that food should not be used as an emotional crutch.
Now, let's talk about how to control your portions.
First and foremost, try not to overthink it.
Start by serving yourself less food than you normally would.
After you eat, assess whether you're satisfied or not. If you're still hungry, add more food, but only enough to satisfy your hunger, not to the point where you feel uncomfortable.
It's important to remind yourself that you're on a journey to create a healthier relationship with food.
Overeating can make you feel physically uncomfortable and can also have negative effects on your mental health.
So, focus on eating just enough to satisfy your hunger, rather than using food to deal with your emotions.
It's worth noting that women are often more prone to emotional eating than men.
There are a variety of reasons for this, including hormonal fluctuations and societal pressures.
However, regardless of your gender, it's important to be mindful of your relationship with food and to make sure you're using it as nourishment, rather than as a crutch for your emotions.
Finally, don't forget to eat your veggies! As your mom probably told you, vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet.
They're packed with nutrients and fiber, which can help you feel fuller for longer. So, make sure you're incorporating plenty of fruits and veggies into your meals.
Remember, changing your eating habits takes time and effort, but it's worth it in the end.
By being mindful of your portions and your relationship with food, you can create healthier habits that will serve you well in the long run. As always remember you have one life. One body so treasure it.
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