We’re all good at beating ourselves up AFTER we eat. You know the guilt-trip inner conversation…
Why did I just eat that? I feel so gross.
Why did I just eat so much? I feel so bloated.
We promise ourselves it will never happen again, but it does because we are in a vicious cycle.
Here’s the secret on how to bust out of this frustrating rut….
Instead of ruminating about what we eat AFTER the fact, let’s start doing this BEFORE:
A new small study suggests when you chill before a meal and get your heart rate down, you are less likely to lose control. Powerful stuff.
When we are in a fast-paced life tempo before eating…it’s a perfect storm for making rushed food decisions and overeating.
Take 3-deep breaths BEFORE putting food on your plate to get into a more chill state of mind. Then really LOOK at your plate of food. Is it a balance of nutrition + pleasure? Powerfully decide to OWN your meal decision, enjoy it, and move on.
Spend time BEFORE you eat to RELAX and really OWN your meal…you won’t have any more guilt-trips AFTER you eat.