Back on the Wagon

by | Motivational Mondays

So take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.  -Frank Sinatra 

Nothing like a long holiday weekend to throw your healthy eating habits and exercise rituals into complete disarray. 

No fear my friends – It’s Monday! This is your chance at another week to take care of yourself, your body and your well-being. One of the many reasons why I love Mondays. 

Depending how far you feel off the wagon may determine how strict you decide to get this week.

Remember being healthy is not a matter of depriving ourselves but instead finding balance between tasty and healthy. 

I have a confession… There’s a new and effective method of eating that has helped me feel healthy and satisfied with my own food choices.  I’m sorry I have not shared this with you before now, but I am so excited to bring it to you now. 

Its called it the EAT method, which is explained in great detail in the book EAT.Q by Dr. Susan Albers. EAT is an acronym for Embrace, Accept & Turn. Today we will focus on “E” and learn to embrace the emotions that are tied to eating. 

How?! Thanks for asking. Next time you find yourself feeling vulnerable to make a less healthy food choice first ask the following questions: 

 • Where am I? 

• What am I doing?

• How am I feeling?

• Who am I with?

• Why do I want to eat? 

Food for thought

Sometimes we eat because were hungry.

Often we eat because were happy, sad, celebrating, depressed or overwhelmed. 

Next time you are tempted to reach for the snack pack in the cupboard why not start with the what, where, how, who & whys? 

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