Have you ever sat down with your kids or your girlfriends to watch an exciting new movie and before it’s over, you realize you just ate an entire tub of popcorn, a bowl of ice cream, and a slurpy? This is called mindless eating…. SkinnyMs. has 5 strategies to help you STOP mindless eating and here they are:
First of all, don’t eat while watching TV. When watching the six o’clock news or your favorite chick flick, it’s easy to consume more food than usual than if you were at the kitchen table. Make a rule that you won’t be entertained by watching movies or your favorite TV series while eating. Go to the kitchen, sit down, and eat. Odds are, you will eat less if you’re in a hurry to catch that new premiere episode.
Secondly, Make a conscious decision to eat only when you are sitting down. This will help when offered free samples of food while walking passed the deli or when cooking dinner for the family. Grabbing whatever is close by and popping it in your mouth is easy to do when preparing meals. If you just have to have a bite, make yourself sit down to have it, odds are you won’t have time and you will pass on that pinch of cheese or bite of potatoes.
The third strategy to control mindless or unconscious eating is DO NOT accept food from friends or family members who didn’t finish their meals. It’s easy to accept those last few fries or that last scoop of ice cream that your kids or best girlfriend didn’t want or couldn’t hold. Don’t do it! If they couldn’t finish it, you shouldn’t either.