Here we are…
Smack in the middle of the holiday season. Even though it doesn’t feel the same…
The stress is still there. Or maybe it’s even higher than it was before.
And between the holidays and being locked down…
You may feel like eating—and eating a lot. This is stress eating, plain and simple, and can really do damage to your weight.
This is one reason why many people hit the gym in January…to work off all the food they ate over the holidays.
So how can you prevent stress eating from denting your weight loss?
Follow these 3 tips:
1. Remove Temptation
The easiest way to prevent sugary candy, or other high-calorie goodies, from setting you back is to remove the temptation in the first place.
If it’s in your house….you will probably eat it. But if you can remove the temptation in the first place, it might make it a whole lot easier to keep you on track.
2. Maintain a Healthy Meal Schedule
If you can maintain a healthy meal schedule, you will be less likely to experience hunger and cravings throughout the day.
Skipping meals often results in low blood sugar, which can lead to cravings or just mindless eating. And when this occurs, you’re more likely to gain weight.
Maintain your eating schedule so you can keep your blood sugar levels under control, and keep cravings away.
3. Choose Your Foods Wisely
If you do find yourself binge eating due to stress, then choosing the right foods could go a long way to keeping the weight off.
Instead of choosing high-calorie foods, opt for fruits and vegetables, to satisfy your sweet tooth, without packing in the calories.
Keep healthy foods on hand, and junk food out.
Although the holidays are notorious for creating stress, which often leads to stress eating, it can happen all year long. And stress eating can move you backwards when it comes to your goals.
Don’t let stress eating ruin your results. Keep these tips in mind during the holiday season—or any time you feel like the stress is too much and you need to reach for the junk food.