It’s blaming season, you know, the one where you try on last year’s bikini before the summer holidays … and things are not looking good.
Let’s blame the banana bread obsession and the stretchy leggings and sweatpants that have made zippers and belts obsolete in what now passes for “professional” wardrobes. Let’s face it, being stuck at home with no work (or lots of remote work) have been a recipe for binge eating and subsequent weight gain. Food, for many of us, have become a source of joy, a sense of calm, and a temporary distraction from boredom.
As humans we will always seek out behaviours that cause us pleasure. We eat food, dopamine is released, we feel good, and we do it again. When we’re bored, we’re lacking the pleasure we need at a subconscious level … so we eat. What we need is to find more productive ways of dealing with cravings that aren’t based on our physical need for sustenance.
Eating out of boredom may offer temporary satisfaction but can have negative and lasting effects on your health.
Learn how to be okay with being bored. We live in such a fast-paced world where gratification is the norm, but we often forget to stop and just be. Embrace being disconnected and having the time to relax, not feeling the need to eat constantly. After all, food is fuel, so eat only what you need and nothing more.
Hope these ideas are helpful!
Source: mountainx.com, henryford.com, spoonuniversity.com, trifectanutrition.com, breakingmuscle.com, theeverygirl.com, womanshealthmag.com, rebellion.nerdfitness.com, fitbod.me, healthyeatinghub.com.au
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