Health Eat or Not to eat?
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Mindless eating won't help. You'll just be fat AND bored. Play with your kids, take a walk, do some stretches or deep breathing, chew gum, drink water--REMEMBER YOUR GOALS!!
YES
Is it because you're bored?
YES
DO YOU WANT TO EAT RIGHT NOW??
YES
Is it time to eat?
YES
You just ate something. You are not truly hungry. Eating now will make you feel bloated and cause you to gain weight.


NO

NO


NO


YES


Well, is it because you're stressed, sad, angry, frustrated, irritated, overwhelmed, etc.??
Well, until you know WHY you want to eat, you should just WAIT. The food isn't going anywhere...
Well, then why are you looking at this chart?! Go do something else! :)
If you eat, will you choose something healthy and filling?
Well, if you're eating a treat, is it worth the calories? Have you thought it through?

YES





YES


YES

NO
Eating will fix none of these problems. You will regret EVERY BITE. Do you know what to do now?
 
Go ahead and eat. Eat slowly, really enjoy your food--be grateful for it. Then go do something productive.
Go ahead and have a treat, then, Eat it slowly, and enjoy it guilt-free! :)
I think you know what you should do. Close the fridge door and walk away...

YES








Address your feelings. Write in a journal, go for a walk, pray, stretch, breeeeaathe, call a friend, look at MFP success stories. Be productive--clean, organize, paint your toenails--ANYTHING!! Eating will solve nothing. Food is for fuel and pleasure. It does NOT fix any emotional issues--in fact it makes them worse. STOP EATING YOUR FEELINGS!