Every time that I reach to food, and I am not hungry, I know that there is something behind that impulse.
What am I looking for?
Is it company? Comfort? A moment of happiness/pleasure?
What makes me reach to it?
Boredom? Sadness? Emptiness?
What makes me think of it? What was the thought before I reached to it?
Is it peace, relaxation, numbness?
Once I find what my real need is I think how I could get there in a different way.
For example, if the need is peace, relaxation and “me time” I can swap the wine for a warm shower, a book, and a tea.
If I am bored and my need is distraction I can go for a walk and call a friend.
If I feel lonely and my need is nourishment, I can ask for a hug, play with pets and organize zoom calls with groups of friends.
If this resonates with you try this :
First find your need, then make a list of 4 or more things that you could replace the food or booze to contemplate your need.
Next time that you start to crave, ask what your need is, look for your list, and respond with one of the options.
Here is the thing: You must answer the need, if you just supress the need, ignore it without putting anything in place most likely you will reach out for the food of booze as soon as you get tired or frustrated. You must respond the need; you need to give what your body is asking for.
Can you think of other ways that you could achieve the “me time”, the relaxation, or peace that the glass of wine or chocolate bar gives you?
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If you what you were doing before is not working anymore. It is time to have a different approach towards your food, the way that you exercise, how is your sleep and stress levels.
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