Emotional Eating, Get Rid of the Temptation
February 26, 2013
February 26, 2013
Today I Noticed Something About My Mood and My Eating Habits
This is going to be a super short blog, more of an observation than anything. I was talking to Brett (www.fullfunctionalfitness.com) and we were discussing the ups and downs of the year and how you will have peaks and valleys in your mood.
Here it seems like it has rained every 2 days for the last month or so, if I didn’t know better I’d think it was Seattle as much as it’s rained. What I noticed is how it effects your mood, when you seem stuck in the house and you can’t get out. I watch our German Shepherd, she’s like a kid staring at the playground just hoping for the sun to come out so she can get outside and hang.
Well it has the same effect on me, as I’m sure you as well. But what I noticed the last day or so, is that it leads to emotional eating for me. I’ve talked about that in past blogs, I’m not immune to it. But I realized today, that when the weather is crap for long periods of time, especially when it’s “Girl Scout Cookie Season”, hate those damn things, we do it to support the neighborhood kids, but we need them in the house like we need a hole in the head…..it just adds to the temptation.
If it’s in the house, I want to eat it. So my advice to you is this, eliminate the temptation by getting rid of it. It’s the safest way for you to avoid stumbling on your fitness journey. We’re trying hard to really maximize our results from the Reset with our workouts and things like cookies or any type of sweets that are in the house, paired with crappy weather, is a lose-lose scenario for my will, at the moment. Keeping track of my calories on My Fitness Pal helps me keep an eye on it, but it’s crazy how 2 girl scout cookies can equal 150 calories. That’s the warm up on an Asylum workout! Then you ask yourself is it worth it. Depending on your fitness goals, you have to make that call.
I just wanted to write this to let you know that we’re all human and we all struggle, so you are not alone.
Stay strong brothers and sisters….and keep pushing play!