Tips To Stop Overeating At Dinner
I spend more time than the average eater daydreaming about food. I love to look at recipe books, make new recipes, and talk about recipes. Dinner is my favorite meal of the day. It’s a time to relax and unwind, forget the worries of the workday and spend some quality time with my husband. Unfortunately, it’s also the time during the day that I love pigging out!
There are many reasons people overeat, some of these being that the food in front of them is delicious, or they had a bad day, or they are procrastinating getting up from the table and ending an enjoyable meal time. This is where I get stuck!
Here are three tricks I use to help me move on from the dinner table, and not look at the end of dinner as the end of the best part of the evening.
Cup of Tea. Sometimes I choose an end-of-meal signal to enjoy such as an herbal tea like chamomile or peppermint.
Minty Fresh. There’s nothing like the taste of mint in your mouth to destroy the urge to stuff that serving of seconds in there. Keep a pack of mints of gum handy!
Get Outside. A lovely evening stroll can help break your focus on food. Get up and get moving!
Also, make sure you start your day with a healthy breakfast, consume small and regular meals through your day, and avoid emotional eating or eating to cope with stress.
About the Author:: Summer Peters lives on Maui and offers services in Yoga, Massage, Surf Lessons, and Nutrition. For information visit Summer’s Green Smoothies. Also, follow Summer’s blog as she travels, hosts seasonal cleanses and shares healthy vitality recipes.
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