One common issue that a lot of my clients face is snacking between or after meals.
So I have put together some practical tips that you can try, to help you overcome the urge to eat when you aren't actually hungry.
When you find yourself raiding the fridge or the cupboards...
When you catch yourself with your hand on the biscuit box...
When you are contemplating having a snack, even though you ate a meal not that long ago....
And ask yourself a few quick questions...
Could you actually be thirsty? (Hunger and thirst symptoms can manifest in very similar ways)
Are you bored? (Eating just for something to do is a sure fire way of consuming far more calories than you actually need)
Are you tired? (When we are over-tired, the same hunger-sparking hormones are produced, meaning you will feel hungry, even though you do not actually need the calories)
Are you feeling emotionally low? (Comfort eating is a very destructive cycle to get caught up in - you can read about that cycle on one of my previous posts)
By working through these options, you can make a more educated decision on whether what you are experiencing is genuine hunger or if you are trying to mask something else.
This may sound fairly simple, but by taking a few minutes to check in with yourself and how you are thinking/feeling, you can consciously start making healthier choices.
Of course, you can make this whole process a lot quicker and easier by using hypnotherapy to change your unhealthy habits and address your emotional issues.
So if you find yourself mindlessly snacking, give this process a try and use some of the tips below.
If you would like to find out more about how hypnotherapy can aid you in getting more rapid, long lasting results, send me a message.