Monday, March 30, 2009

Skinny Habit of the Week: Set Limits for Treats

In other words: DON'T BINGE!

If anyone saw The Biggest Loser episode a couple of weeks ago when the black team had 24 hours of luxury, you know what I am talking about. One 24 hour period of binging can ruin your weight loss.

I happen to know what I am talking about here. My weight loss has been stalled for a couple of months now due to my less-than-stellar ability to set limits on weekends. (And some weekdays but we will talk about that later.)

How many "skinny people" do you know that eat 10+ cookies in one sitting? (Not talking about teenagers here...) And if you do know any of these people, either they have SUPER METABOLISM (which I covet) or they are bulimic.

All kidding aside, binging is really an unhealthy habit. It is the attempt at filling a hole that can't be filled with food. The trick is to find out what hole you are trying (in vain) to fill up.

I think a lot of the time, we are trying to create happiness with food. If we are not happy, we need to think of ways to bring more joy into our lives. What are things that make us happy? Maybe it is learning, meditating, playing a sport, playing games, taking a class, crafting, sewing, doing nice things for others, etc. How many of these things can we incorporate into our lives to fill up those empty places? Excess food doesn't work. It just makes us fat and even more miserable.


Reen said...

You are so right. Loved this post. I think I'll come back and read it again later to remind myself. In fact, maybe I should print it and post it right on my WALL!

Love your blog!

Kelly said...

Oh goodness! I was about to say the same thing! Definitely printing this one out- right next to the one that says "Nothing Tastes as Good as Skinny Feels!"

Now if only I could remember that on the weekends... ;)

Clare said...

ugh last weekend I binged on an entire pint of Ben and Jerry's Half Baked icre it was actually the frozen yogurt kind, but I still easily took in 800+ calories. The next morning I went to body pump and started fresh. Stay strong guys!