You’ve felt your stomach start to grumble and you can’t help but crave a warm brownie sundae.
It can be difficult to tell if you’re actually craving the sugary goodness (which is totally possible!), or if you’re craving it out of a reaction to stress, restriction or any type of emotional distress.
Today’s worksheet dives in to help you decode your urges and cravings and start to understand what you are in need of; nourishment or comfort.
Satisfaction vs. Relief
Emotional vs. Physical
Nutritious vs. Palatable
Lifelong vs. Temporary
Grab today’s worksheet here!
Before you go, I want to offer you the 5 S’s of Mindful Eating, as developed by Dr. Susan Albers. These 5 S’s are designed to help you slow down and enjoy the food that you love, while tuning into your body’s response to what you are eating.
As you learn to connect more with your body’s cues, you will be more able to put the fork down when you feel that you’ve had enough. Give these a try at your next meal, and let me know what you discover.
1) Sit Down
2) Slowly Chew
3) Sense- taste, smell, feel, listen
5) Smile (use this as an opportunity to pause before you take another bite)
Questions? Want to dive in a little more? Shoot me an email. I love hearing from you!
Want to revisit the last lesson? Check out Day 1 here!