Are you a junkfood binger or an emotional eater? Do you find yourself snacking all day or before you go to bed? If so, your eating habits could use a fix up. The home doctor team at House Call Doctorare here to help with these 5 tips to fix your eating habits.
- Mindless eating
Sound familiar? We have all fallen victim to mindlessly eating which watching TV or scrolling on our phones. Distracting yourself from eating can make it harder for you to recognise when you are satisfied.
- Avoid junkfood
If it’s junkfood you find yourself snacking on, try to only keep healthy snacks within reach to minimise temptation. Don’t immediately eliminate your favourite treats from your diet as this will only make you crave them more. The key is to choose what treats you really want, and indulge in moderation, not every day.
- Skipping breakfast
While you might think skipping breakfast means you are skipping the calories, in actual fact you are causing your metabolism to slow down. Your breakfast should include some fibre and protein to keep you going for a few hours. Don’t have time for breakfast? Help yourself out on those busy mornings by having healthy breakfast foods at the ready to consume on the run and consider prepping breakfast the night before.
- Emotional eating
If you’re an emotional eater, it’s time to find a new stress-buster. There are a number of studies which confirm that emotions, both positive and negative, can cause people to eat more than they should. Try taking a walk or even calling an empathetic friend to help you through your emotions.
- Not getting enough sleep
It’s time to establish a sleep routine because more sleep means less time to eat. Try to go to bed and wake up at about the same time every day, even on weekends. Keep the bedroom dark and comfortable and avoid TV, mobile screens and computers before bed. Find what works for you to get the best night’s sleep.