When emotional demands override our physical needs, often craving junk food is the result. That starts the cycle of binging. Binging is a knee-jerk reaction to stress that that fills us with guilt and our body complains with tension, high blood pressure, discomfort, exhaustion, and a general sense of dissatisfaction.
Our bodies don't play games with us. Our body is a vehicle we use to maneuver through our day and our life. Our senses are how we tune into our body. Even though noticing what we sense helps us stay on the path of healthy eating choices, when we're trying to watch our weight, working hard, dealing with social stress and don't have a lot of time, it's easy to ignore what we sense.
When you're around food, notice what you see, taste, touch, smell and feel in your gut and your options will be healthier.
In our busy lives, we need more time to succeed, we don't need body games. The next time you're craving something here are alternatives to junk food binging you can have in your freezer.
- Unsweetened frozen blueberries, strawberries, blackberries or raspberries are satisfying for sweet noshing. Berries taste good, and have anti-oxidants, and fiber. Anti-oxidants are good for fighting the effects of air pollution, and fiber keeps us regular.
- Unsweetened frozen cantaloupes or mangoes are also delicious to have on hand.
- I like to freeze seedless grapes for a cool snack.
Get easy tips for healthy eating, and help understanding emotional responses to food better, download: Am I Really Hungry, 6th Sense Diet : Intuitive Eating.
For help connecting with your senses, download: Fine Tuning, Connecting with Your Inner Power