It is important that we can become fully disciplined with what we eat. Without discipline and willpower, we won’t be able to succeed with our weight loss program. Unfortunately, we tend to lose the momentum after weeks enduring the reduced eating and increased physical activity regime. It is important that we persevere and avoid being backslid into our old habits. Eventually, we will run out of willpower and it is a fact that we need to accept. We can’t be perfect with our diet, but it is important that we can be in control of our food choices. Weight gain usually happens when we lose control of our diet habit and it’s a bad thing. We should be aware how to deal with the so called impulse-moment, when there’s a huge pressure to eat much more than necessary. Impulse eating may seem random at first, but we should be able to determine what may trigger it. As an example, we may sit down in front of the TV and exposed to the various advertising messages, especially to fast food. When we are walking on the street, the smell of freshly baked bread could also appeal to our appetite.
Stressful arguments with the family can also be quite bad. This could also encourage us to go outside on our own and splurge on various kinds of food. Snacking is also a bad thing and it could cause accumulated calories intake. If we want to deal with impulse eating, we should be aware about the trigger. The next step is to form a strategy that can help us to eradicate the impulse eating issue. If we often have stressful condition that leads to impulse eating, then we should look for ways to eliminate this condition, which hopefully can help us to eat better. With proper strategy, we should be able to outlast the situation. If we choose the right thing to do, the impulse eating craving should be able to go away easily. We may write down what happens when the impulse eating does occur and what’s the possible trigger. This will allow us to minimize the possible recurrence of impulse eating that can be bad for our body. We should know how to handle with the smell fresh fried donuts and the wonderful scent of morning coffee at Starbucks. By being aware of the threats, we should be able to deal with the more easily.
If we can’t resist the temptation, it is better to change the environment. This should allow us to avoid the usual emotional eating triggers. There are many ways to change our environment situation. As an example, we could change the commuting route or eat inside the car during lunch hour. A change of environment should be intended to avoid emotional triggers in our lives. We should avoid comfort food and find ways to positively change our mindset. Food should be seen as fuel, instead of sources of our enjoyment. It is not something that can be used to overcome stress or boredom.