The NAWLS Small Bite for May 28th is
Keep head hunger in perspective.Is your mind convinced it needs chocolate, chips, fries, ice cream, or some other comfort food? Of course, you know you don't really need those foods. You can look at your "head hunger" as a psychological call for comfort. Maybe you are feeling depressed, anxious, or bored. Do you want to cover up or soothe your feelings with food? How else can you cope with your uncomfortable feelings?
When hunger takes hold, keep your mind distracted from food and your hands busy. In your journal, write down what you want to accomplish as a thinner and healthier person and the type of life you want to live. Then, use your vision of the new you to put your head hunger in the proper perspective. You don't have to let head hunger rule your behavior.
Action for today:
Make a list of five activities that can be alternatives to stress eating. When the next urge to graze comes along, you'll be prepared.
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