Alleviate stress and weight gain: Keeping track of food
Keep a food journal.
Write down everything that you are putting into your mouth, even those small bites when you are fixing dinner and after dinner, eating the kids leftovers on their plates. If you do a lot of emotional eating, then keep track of how you are feeling when you eat, how much stress you have, what thoughts and feelings are triggering you.
Before I meet with my clients to figure out their body type, I have them keep a 3 day food journal. Most find it very surprising to see what they are eating, as usually we aren't aware of how much we are eating. They often may say that their food journal is not typical of what usually goes on... Or they may try to eat very healthily while keeping their food journal so they won't be ashamed to show it to me. No one has to see your food journal but you, so do it as well as you can.
After a while you'll see a pattern and you'll have more clarity of what you need to work on.
Once you have the patterns, see where you can trim your spending or notice when you are overeating. Make small changes slowly. For spending invoke the 24 hour rule - if you feel the urge to spend, wait a day.
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Expect lapses and keep on going.
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