Indulge In A Bowl Of Fruits to munch right
“It might seem crazy what I’m about to say
Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break
I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space
With the air, like I don’t care baby by the way”
A very uplifting song indeed; but how many of us actually ‘love ourselves’ enough! If you say you do, I have a few questions for you;
- Are you aware of what you eat?
- Are you an emotional eater?
- Are you comfortable in your own skin?
- Are you binging and binging away?
- Are you satisfied at the end of a meal?
Be honest with yourself and no brownie points here for guessing, but one or two questions or maybe all would be answered with a ‘NO’.
Half the battle won
You do not have to tell me or anyone else for that matter, we do not want to interfere in your private life. So here’s a game plan, ‘be your own good friend‘, and as you would host and entertain your pal on a lazy Sunday noon, do the same every day for yourself.
Décor your plate, garnish it well and indulge in it, do not forget to smile; because you are a smart person with a great job and a lovely life – food included. So why am I asking you to do this? In doing so, you would now be ‘very conscious’ of what you eat, how much you eat of the ‘what you eat’, and when to eat ‘what you eat’, period!
You’ve accepted the fact that your meals aren’t healthy *clapclapclap*, proud of you for crossing stage 1.
Now focus on stage 2, but first, smile please! 🙂
Getting done with ‘emotional or stressful eating pangs’ is the second stage. Too much of happiness and sadness, the extremes of emotions can be culprits to binging and over-eating. I remember when I would be under stress at work or disappointed, depressed or dismayed, or even very happy – I would run to the cafeteria at work for quick cold coffee and brownies. The result was – loaded with calories, I put on weight. I chose the wrong compensation – I reached out for a bite always!
I wasn’t physically hungry, I was emotionally hungry but I was hell-bent upon not using a substitute for the ‘food I craved at the moment’ – and that was the same bowl of brownies which was making me fat. So fruits, more of them and I was happy *big smiles*.
I had them fresh, frozen, dehydrated, as a munch-in-between snack, in juice form and also with my curd. It helped me; the sweet cravings vanished and although I binged on fruits in various ‘raw’ forms, my emotional eating with the help of fruits, helped me work things out for my body, mind and soul.
Fruits brought the needed fibers my body required the minerals and vitamin C. Vitamin C helped my hair and skin, helped me lose weight (oranges, tangerines, grapefruit and lemons). Apples in any form, helped me lose weight, kept me full and made my skin glow. A banana a day kept my colon and intestine clean, while grapes gave me the sweetness I wanted.
Oh yes, I also discovered a crunchy delight;
here it is –
A cup of assorted fruits
- Half a cup of assorted dry fruits
- Half a cup of oatmeal
- 2 tbsp honey
- A pinch of Himalayan salt
A pinch of oregano
Mix them all well and bake for ten minutes; chomp-chomp away!
Believe me people; I do not put on weight, even if I eat away!
Let me know how you combat stressful or emotional eating!
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