With everything you have going on in your life, it's easy to see how you might develop the habit of unconscious eating. This has happened to us all from time to time — where you're not truly aware of how much — or even what — you're eating over the course of the day.
What did I have for lunch?
As an unconscious eater, you typically miss meals, eat while doing other things, or just graze on food throughout the day. You may find yourself eating something just because"it's there." Others may still have memories from childhood about the"clean plate club" and mindlessly gorging on food — even after they were full. With any diet plan, eating in moderation is essential in keeping your calories low and energy high. Eating too much will make you feel sluggish — and less likely to hit the gym.
Food focus is a common challenge with any weight loss plan, so it's important to know you are not alone if you are currently struggling with it. The first step to a new relationship with food is self-awareness and understanding your current patterns, so that you can make healthy changes and actually enjoy healthful eating.
Mastering unconscious eating
Become an expert at managing food cues by being aware of portion size and the mix of foods on your menu. Take time to enjoy the experience of eating. Over time, you'll be amazed at the difference it makes to both the quantity and quality of what you choose to eat.
It's also important not to rush your meals. Setting aside time for all three will make you less likely to get in the fast-food line on the way home. With a little time management, understanding of food cues and a dash of self-awareness, you can banish unconscious eating for good!