Are you really hungry?
Does this happen to you? Not hungry, walk into the break room, see food and eat it, just because it was there. It happens. You’re not hungry or even thinking about food but you find yourself eating without thinking.
There are lots of reasons why we eat without thinking. Some eat when they are bored and it gives them something to do. Sometimes we eat out of habit. Like snacking when watching TV. We are also subjected to many food cues from the outside world that influence when and what we eat. Seeing or smelling food is enough to make us want to eat. Can just be a TV ad as well. It doesn’t take much effort to take a bite and then another and another. Overtime mindless eating adds up and leads to excess body fat and chronic health issues.
Here are some strategies to help you overcome mindless eating.
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Hello! I'm Jori Zimmerman, a nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Savvy. I work with individuals that are looking to make dietary and lifestyle changes that will lead them to living a healthier and higher quality of life.