Our group at the coffee club this morning got to discussing changes. For one of the few time we all agreed that making changes is not an easy thing to do.
It did not take long for Uncle Bud to swing the conversation to our eating habit. He starts by agreeing with us about changes not being easy but worded it different. He said, “ eating habits are very hard to change”. Why did this take anyone by surprise? He is always wanting to encourage us to become healthier and make lifestyle changes that are “good for us”. Uncle Bud tells us today is the day to begin making changes in the way we eat. Go easy on yourself and take one day at the time. If you mess up tomorrow start over the next day. But work on changing the way you eat and before long you will feel better, look better, and want to do even better.
Many people are what we call emotional eaters. Miss Mary agrees with this statement. She shares that she eats when she is sad, angry, happy, stressed, or even disgusted. Now this is a bad habit because most people who do this are not geared to grab a healthy snack to satisfy the emotional feeling they are having.
If you are an emotional eater it is a good plan to keep a journal and track how you are feeling when you go for a snack. (journal what snack you chose too) If the feeling you are having is anything other than hunger chose something else to do. Maybe you could call a friend, read a book, or even take a walk. Now this is another change that will not be easy but it will be so worth the effort you put into making the change.
If you find that you are eating because you are stressed you may need to change your sleeping schedule. Our bodies need time to recharge and too many of us fail to get the sleep we need. Make it a proirity to get seven to eight hours of sleep a night.
Bill makes a statement several of us wanted to but just wouldn’t. He tell Uncle Bud while he understands he needs to make changes in his eating habits that he just does not want to give up eating out. He says that is a big part of his social life. Uncle Bud is a wise man and always has the answer. This time he tell us that there is a right and wrong way to eat out. Just do not think because you are going out to eat it has to be a time to eat till you are so full you are uncomfortable. Instead make wise choices. Choose healthy food. Share a meal or save some for a “go box”.
As always we are reminded that some of our group have made the changes they needed to make by going to WeightoWellness. They encourage us to give them a chance to help us.