But the reality is, eating a snicker isn't going to magically put chicken breasts in my frig that I needed today. It's not going to fold all of the laundry, clean the floors, clean the kitchen, make lunch or anything else that I was stressing over. And that temporary moment of pleasure won't last. In fact, it creates a pattern that I've been struggling to get rid of. So, no I didn't eat the snickers or any other junk food. I wasn't hungry. I was stressed.
So I put on some spa / nature / relaxing music from Pandora as I tackled a pile full of laundry. I slowed my breathing, and took a moment to be in the moment.
So today hasn't been so much about cravings as it's been about habitual behavior.
I'm not sure that I've noticed any physical withdrawal cravings today. Instead, it's just been changing my behaviors and making healthy substitutes.
Again, if I'm hungry for something sweet, I'm choosing fruit and pairing it with protein. Sometimes I'll add a small carb depending on how bad the craving is.
If I'm bored and just wanting to eat out of boredom, I'm distracting myself with reading, music, coloring, or taking a walk.
If I'm eating because of stress, I'm taking a moment to take a deep breath, listen to some relaxing music, take a bubble bath - doing whatever is feasible at the time.
I think the key for me is making a detailed plan and realizing that my behaviors need to change.
Day 6 is complete - on to day 7!
I feel like a new woman - I didn't think I had the strength to do it. But you knew that I did. I truly can't thank you enough!
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