Events, festivities and special occasions often lead to the ability to over indulge. We have all been in situations where we need to stop eating or drinking, but somehow continue on. Don’t beat yourself up. No one is perfect. However, there are some strategies that can be implemented to help stop over-indulging. Keep these in mind at your next event or social engagement.
- Drink more water to help with hydration and to also assist with feeling full.
- Move away from food and snacks so it isn’t so easily to unconsciously reach for more food.
- Take a moment to analyse if you’re truly hungry. Would you eat a salad or something healthy? If you’re actually hungry you would be more likely to accept this option.
- Have some food with protein in it as this reduces the impact of carbohydrates on blood sugar levels. It also assist with helping feel more full and uses more energy to break down in the body.
- Remove all unhealthy foods as much as possible out of your home. Freeze left overs, give some away or put in a location that is difficult to access.
- Move. Do some exercise or a recreational activity to use more calories and to also allow your mind to focus on something else.
- Have water between each alcoholic beverage.
- Think of your goals and what you are wanting to achieve health wise and if continuing with these choices will be of benefit.
- Avoid letting negative thoughts overtake you. Such as ‘I have ruined my diet now, so may as well finish the packet’ etc. Choose to stop then and focus on your inner strength and goals. Believe you are worth it and deserving.
- Don’t beat yourself up. We all have slip ups. Stop, reassess and start back on track.
I hope you find these tips of value and helpful to assist you to stop over-indulging. If you’re wanting more guidance with your health and wellness goals check out my Back to Basics Bootcamp: https://beckurtz.com/back-to-basics-bootcamp/
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