You promised yourself so: no chocolate today! And yet you stand before you know it extremely disappointed and full of amazement to stare at an empty orange shell where recently a Tony Chocolony caramel sea salt was in, yes! Guilt consciously you look in the mirror and you almost see the damage that ‘Tony’ has caused on your body. We recognize it all, do your best all day to make healthy choices and then throw all good intentions overboard within a few minutes. How do you prevent these kinds of moments from ‘binge eating’? I give you three tips to prevent snarls and get you started:
Tip 1: Remove all temptations
Simple, if it is not, you can not put it in your mouth during a moment of temporary weakness! Therefore, make sure that you take this into account when shopping. A well-stocked fridge with natural and unprocessed products already partly prevents yourself from indulging in that enormous urge for bad snacks. And think in advance what a healthy variant is for your greatest temptation. For example, I can look forward to a cup of hot chocolate made from pure cocoa and free of refined sugar, which I then drink on the couch under a blanket. Create your own healthy pampering moment!
Tip 2: Change your mindset
It almost goes wrong, you are on the tip of your toes and you put your nose in the upper kitchen cupboard to see what good things you have hidden there. What now? Take a moment to reflect and reflect on your own nefarious plans. Recognizing that you are in the ‘danger zone’ is already a first step. Now it is the art to change your own mindset. Instead of focusing on the short-term satisfaction that the chips or cookies are going to offer you take a moment to think about your main goals. Will those cookies help you achieve this goal? Probably not. So hang a list on your fridge or your kitchen cupboard to help you remember what you’re doing!
Tip 3: Stop your autopilot
Even when you give in to a binge, this does not necessarily mean that everything is immediately done. You can go back! Have you just urged a shovel of Ben & Jerry’s in your mouth? Do not switch to autopilot, think about what this does to you before your spoon disappears into the ice bucket again. Remind yourself that more food is not equal to more enjoyment. So enjoy in moderation and stop. Ben & Jerry quickly back in the bottom of your freezer. Prevent crisis!