Salads, fruits, and veggies: We’ve all been there. Perhaps you wake up each day with the intentions to eat well but find yourself giving up by lunch at your boss’ birthday party.
Whether we like to admit it or not, diets do not teach us healthy lifestyle changes. However, making small, sustainable changes can. Dieting can lead to dangerous binge eating, which kills the dieter’s motivation.
Here are 4 ways you can prevent binge eating.
Make Your Plan Simple
Following an all-or-nothing meal plan can lead to indirect binge eating. To help prevent this, you can simplify your diet. Instead of counting calories, opt for a flexible guideline that is sustainable for a long-term diet. Eat real foods 80% of the time. Understand that it is okay to enjoy your favorite goods during 20% of the time.
Keep Sizes Small
If you head to a party and cannot control what is served, aim to keep sizes small. You won’t be digging for seconds and will also limit the chances of eating more than you planned on having.
Eat Healthy Snacks Beforehand
Before you go to a party or any type of event, you can prevent yourself from enjoying a high-calorie meal by filling up on low-calorie snacks. Consider having cucumber slices or carrot sticks and hummus. This will prevent you from eating too much unhealthy dishes.
Avoid Habits That May Trigger Binge Eating
To curb binge eating, consider habit and certain foods that may trigger your binge eating. This will help you to stay mindful and control what you eat. Enjoy foods in moderation and stay away from habits that lead to unhealthy binge eating.
What ways have you controlled yourself to stop binge eating during holidays and every day activities? Comment below and let us know what you think!