Discover What's Driving The Urge

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.

We’re talking:

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

4) Savor

5) Smile (use this as an opportunity to pause before you take another bite)

Use today’s worksheet and the 5 S’s of eating to start to recognize what's driving you to reach for food and if that food is going to sustain you while also satisfying your craving.

Questions? Want to dive in a little more? Shoot me an email. I love hearing from you!

 


Sarah

Want to revisit the last lesson? Check out Day 1 here!