Even though these are healthy choices, my simple answer is NO. But why, if it’s healthy food?
Eating when you are not hungry is not helping you if you need to lose weight, fat and inches. It’s important to tune into your hunger signals and you can’t do that if you are constantly munching. Read here to learn about true vs. toxic hunger.
If your body is always digesting food, it does not have time to do the deeper work of healing (which is important for your health). Blueberries and tomatoes are a source of carbohydrates (which is sugar), so all day you are feeding your body with sugar.
I’d also like to know what’s behind the nibbling? Why are you eating?
This is where it can get tough. You need to first be conscious about the food you are eating when you are not hungry. Then you need to notice what’s behind the eating when you’re not hungry.
Over the years this has been a challenge for me. My initial reaction when I was stressed or frustrated was to eat (something sugary). It took me awhile to connect the dots behind this action. When I made the connection, I was partly bummed – because then I actually had to sit with those feelings instead of eating them. Stopping and breathing were the tools I used to first help me. I would notice my hands on the sugary object I was about to consume. I would stop, take a breath, and then another and another…trying to calm my mind down as one part was telling me to “just eat it” and the other part was telling me to “put it down”. I wasn’t looking for a perfect outcome, I was looking to be aware of my actions and my thoughts, and from there I could make a conscious decision as opposed to a habitual one.
Before you change anything, every time you want the blueberries and tomatoes (or whatever it is in your case), put them on a plate and notice how many have accumulated during the day. It never seems like a big deal when we take a handful here and there, but can be a very telling story at day’s end when you see what would have gone in your mouth.
When you want the food – take a breath and jot down what you are feeling?
Notice what your triggers are? Become your own detective.
Another great tip is to drink WATER when you feel like eating but you aren’t hungry. Again it seems so simple but we typically don’t do it as it doesn’t sooth us as instantly as popping food in our mouths but it works!
I’ve had many clients over the years who have lost 100’s of pounds. Prepare yourself for an exciting journey ahead because it is a journey. You didn’t gain weight overnight and you won’t lose it overnight.
What action steps are you taking to drop pounds, inches and body fat?
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Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades and has coached and trained many clients during this time. She is a certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Coach, Pilates/Aerobics/Yoga Instructor and more. She is the creator of the Busy Mama Reboot 28 day program, 10 Day Body Reset Detox, 30 Days to a New You, Holistic Weight Management System and many more on-line programs. To find out more about these life changing programs check out the testimonials and information at www.moveyourbody.ca
Tanya has created FREE Healthy Living Challenges that you can sign up for HERE, because even though we know all this “healthy stuff” it’s good to be reminded to keep it in our awareness. Tanya created the Busy Mama Healthy Mama Facebook page so that like-minded mama’s could get great healthy information and recipes in a fun and light-hearted way.
Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending, the 21 Laws of Irrefutable Fat Loss, How to Get Rid of Cellulite and more. Her blog, www.tanyamorrison.ca has lots of great articles to help you navigate your way to the healthy life you want, tons of recipes and great tips!
Tanya presents High Performance Nutrition for Kids and Teens, How to Become an Efficient Fat Burner, hosts Raw Smoothie Parties and many more presentations. Please contact her to set up your presentation.
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“This program works. In the last week, by simply walking a few times and replacing our simple carbs with vegetables, my wife and I have more energy and have lost weight and body fat. We can actually taste the goodness of our food and we’re paying attention to our habits.”
Mr. B lost 9.8lbs and 1.9% body fat
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Results after one month
“When I started the program, I thought I ate quite well, but realized that there was a lot I was “sneaking” in that really set me back. When my 2nd child was born I suffered from postpartum depression and have been on medication ever since. For the first time in 8 years I felt I could go off this medication and I am positive it is hugely part of the BUSY MAMA DETOX. My mental state is amazing – who knew! – Mrs. N, Bobcaygeon
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