Y5 – Day 19 – Eating Inventory

Do you eat to soothe yourself? Out of boredom? To procrastinate? To numb your feelings? To socialize and entertain with? To reward or punish yourself?

What are you honestly hungry for?

Do you automatically buy popcorn and soda at the movie theater?

How will you respond next time you catch yourself eating for the wrong reasons?

Put a note on your refrigerator and pantry door. As you stand there, pause and ask yourself where the hunger is coming from before you eat.

What foods are you choosing to place on your plate?

Instead of succumbing to false signals, what else could you elect to do? Take a walk? Chat with an understanding friend or food buddy? Make a cup of tea and soak in a hot tub? Distract yourself. Then, write about your findings.

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