Have you ever taken the time to think about why you are eating before you take a bite of food?
There are three types of hunger:
Stomach: You are physically hungry and eating for your health. IE, you get up in the morning and make breakfast to put fuel in your body to start your day.
Mouth: You have a craving for food with a particular flavour, texture or aroma. Ie, Sugar, Salty, Savoury. Chocolate, Dessert, Potato Chips, Cheese.
Heart: Eating in response to an emotion; or a learned response or behviour. Ie, sitting in front of the tv and eating your feel good item.
Take one day to do this exercise: Each time you are about to eat, say to yourself HALT. Each letter will represent a feeling. For example, H=Hurt, A=Anxious, L=Lethargic, T=Tired.
My experience happened the other day, at 4 PM. In our office area, many of the offices have treats on the desk and its a meeting place as everyone begins to drain out at the time so it a communcal spot. I picked up a pievce of candy, and as I put it on the edge of my tongue I said outloud,"I don't want this, why am I eating it?" I then threw it into the garbage. So, now at that time I make sure I pack a piece of fruit to munch on instead.