Back to Basics: Nutrition Rule #9

Get a hobby!

That’s a bit snarky, I realize, but the sentiment is accurate. Many people eat out of boredom or habit,  rather than hunger. Often, we eat without even realizing it because it’s become such a habit. Having something to do that requires brain and/or physical power can help curb those tendencies.

WHY

-It’s easy to eat when we’re sitting in a chair either watching TV or playing video games. All the food advertising doesn’t make it any easier.

-Hobbies/activities leave less time for munching. Being physically active, in particular, can curb your appetite.  Being mentally engaged takes your mind off hunger.

-It gives a sense of fulfillment that people often look for in food.

HOW

Just find something you like to do, and do it. Scrapbooking, sewing, kickboxing, a book club, yoga, whatever. The point is to occupy your body and mind with something fulfilling.

Come back Monday for the last, and probably the most important, rule!

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