Today has been absolutely wonderful for me. How has your day been so far?

I consider it a wonderful day when I actually complete all or most of the things on my to-do list, and in addition to that I find time to relax. So yea…it’s been great!

Are You Hungry or Bored?

I also realized something about my eating pattern on the weekend that is very different from my very scheduled weekdays. I found that I am more prone to eating out of boredom during the weekend. Do you do that?

So, today was much like a weekday. As I said earlier, I had an extensive to-do list and that meant I really didn’t have time to munch on things. I realize that sometimes munching or snacking is actually a consequence of being bored. “Okay,” you ask? Well, think about it. When you’re working you put off eating until a set time (lunch) but when you’re not working is when you’re prone to grabbing a snack. Are you really hungry, or are you bored?

Here’s a challenge for you: keep note of your eating pattern during a weekday/workday. This is actually a great strategy for being more mindful of what you eat and how many calories you’re taking in. Then, do the same thing for a weekend day. On each day, write down whether you’re actually hungry or you’re eating out of boredom. Imagine how many unnecessary calories you can save by being mindful of your eating habits. This is actually one of the practices that I tell my clients to use in my weight loss program. You can easily do this with a calorie tracking app, but it’s also perfectly fine to jot down your foods in your phone’s notes or in a notebook. The key is to be mindful and eat when you need nourishment. ❤

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