Christmas meals done. Christmas goodies hanging around. The thought of New Year’s feasts causing an “ugh”. Anyone else getting over done with over eating?
Here’s your best way to prevent over eating for New Year celebrations.
Really. Eat your regular breakfast, your regular lunch and a regular dinner. You will be less likely to over eat later.
The opposite may make more sense to you:
To encourage overeating, under eat.
Think about the last time you ‘saved up’ during the day knowing you would have options to indulge later. Did you set yourself up to eat more than you normally would?
I find if I go to a function fed, I make better choices rather than reacting to my ravenous biochemistry. I can choose some of my favourite foods and am content to leave it at that. Guilt free because I don’t eat unhealthy foods all the time. The goal is not to eat perfectly but to eat well most of the time.
If you find this doesn’t work, check in to see your reason for eating. Is it for health or weight? I remember saying to myself subconsciously more than consciously, I don’t know when I will allow myself to eat these again so I’ll dig in and enjoy them while I can.
When the noose is loosened on ingrained food rules, they run amuck; until constricted again.
Then the next day arrives, guilt settles in, and the ‘making up’ for it begins.
Be easy on yourself. Make this year’s resolution to enjoy food rather than indulge. Eat well, not perfectly and to eat for your health not other wise.
We will continue this chat in 2011…
May God pour out His blessings on you in 2011.
Hugs and blessings,