Easier said than done, we know. But you know you should put the fork down when you’re satisfied, not stuffed. Here are some tips to help you avoid overeating and avoid that serious food coma which happens faster than you think:
1. Cut your portions in half – measure things out properly.
2. Put your fork down between bites.
3. Drink a glass of water 30 minutes before sitting down for a meal.
4. Know your needs.
5. Never show up too hungry.
6. Cook one serving.
7. Always sit down to eat.
Switch Off The TV
Next time you’re about to eat, try to avoid watching TV. In fact, experts say you should just turn it off, explaining we eat 14 percent more if the TV is on. If you want to practice mindful eating, keep your eyes on the plate instead of the screen.
Coping With Sudden Weight Gain
Piling on a few – or more – kilos can really leave you feeling blue. And ironically, the more down you feel, chances are the more you gain as you’re probably comfort eating. But there are ways to deal with the sudden change in your body, and to get past the depression while getting rid of the excess weight, too.
1. Don’t Start Skipping Meals: This won’t help you shed the kilos, and will definitely put you in a worse mood.
2. Don’t Buy A New Wardrobe: Buying a few items to feel more comfortable might be necessary, but don’t make this new situation permanent by shopping for it.
3. Don’t Become Obsessed With The Scale: While it’s great to keep track of your weight, rather pay attention to eating healthily and getting regular exercise.
4. Don’t Try Fad Diets: Instead find a healthy lifestyle which suits your needs and cravings.
5. Don’t Accept The Weight Gain: You might have slipped a little, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get up, dust yourself off and start again – your body and mind deserve it.
6. Don’t Lock Yourself Up: Get out there and continue to do what you do best. Staying home will lead to more munching, and in turn more tears.
5 Tricks To Fight Depression
1. Stop dwelling on the past.
2. Reach out to others instead of avoiding them.
3. Stick to a structured routine.
4. Stay away from negative people or negative situations.
5. Choose smart and realistic goals.
Give Cognitive Therapy A Chance
Cognitive therapy is known for turning negative thoughts and depression around. According to medical professionals, cognitive therapy will help you recognise harmful or irrational thoughts and replace them with more constructive ones. “It is brief (typically 16 weeks or less) and highly structured, with a specific lesson plan for each session, and even involves homework,” say therapists. Chat to your doctor for a good recommendation.