Hey everyone. I've been struggling with my weight for years (I put on a LOT right after my divorce).
I know I have a really bad problem with stress eating. :( Most of the time, I follow my diet plan really carefully, but if I'm having a bad day at work or the kids are being difficult, my willpower just collapses.
Does anyone have any tips on this?
Oh, wow...I feel you. This was a HUGE problem for me.
I've tried everything to stop myself doing it, and crazy though this might sound, I finally found that colouring in books did it! I think that it's just the distraction - if I pick up a book and start colouring, within a couple of minutes I've forgotten that I'm 'hungry'.
Healthy treats for me.
Clean out your cupboards (and I mean CLEAN) of any unhealthy snacks. If you don't have them, you can't eat them. Replace them with dried fruit, raisins, chopped fresh veggies and fresh fruit.
On this note, I also stopped taking change to work with me. Now I can't use the vending machines ha!
That...is actually a really good tip Jenna lol
Yeah, I have to be honest and say that the machines at my work are a big problem for me. It's a bad area for me - if my boss gives me a hard time I'm right there getting candy 5 minutes later. This is a really good tip for me, I think I'm going to try it.
I find it really helps, Angela. I always keep emergency notes on me (just in case I can't get to an ATM), but if I have no change...no vending naughtiness!
Also, it's saved me a lot of money. No joke.
I don't doubt that. On really bad days, I'm feeding like maybe $5 into it. All fizzy drinks and candy.
Ouch. So a rough week could cost you $25
Oh my God, that's like $100 a month. I think that's going to be a bigger motivator than losing weight!
It certainly would be for me. That's $1200 a year - go on holiday instead lol!