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Stop Enabling Yourself To Cheat On Your Diet

One trait that many angry overeaters share is the ability to find sources of unhealthy food to binge on. Like an alcoholic who always knows where the nearest liquor store is, the overeater also knows where the nearest stash of treats is.  In fact, many angry people place themselves by the buffet table in a social situation so they can eat away at their feelings of social insecurity by noshing and nibbling at the table.


Many overeaters are not truly hungry. They eat because the food is there and they always make sure that they are in situations where food is near.  Obsessive overeaters often have similar characteristics to hoarders, hiding food for consumption later. The hoarded food becomes like a security blanket that makes up for the great sense of insecurity that they always feel.


Overeaters tend to repeat the same mistakes again and again. They always lose because they do not bring anything to life but the same destructive reactions again and again.

Many overeaters also portray themselves as a victim in life. It is always somebody else’s fault.  As long as they admit that they are never accountable for their own reaction to a bad situation, they seem stuck where they are and spiraling into an addiction to food.


The core psychological and spiritual problem that is at the basis of reactive behavior is a reluctance to be accountable for one’s actions in the first place. These types of people always insist that they have morals and that this is why they are a victim when really; the abuse of their body, dwelling in the past and refusal to take steps to address their anger


If you are experiencing negative feelings that you are trying to detach from, then do not put yourself in the path of temptation. Do not walk by that cupcake store on the way home and veer away from that art opening with all of the wine and canapés. Do not buy KFC because it is a bargain and they are having a two for one drumstick sale!  Stop telling yourself that the treats you have at home are really for the kids and not for you.


In fact, many experts at weight loss suggest that you throw out all temptations in your home including any chips, cookies, ice cream or anything else that you have stashed away to pacify an emotion that you cannot deal with.


How to Deal With Junk Food Cravings

Author Jennifer    Category Fitness     Tags , , , , ,

Our hectic lifestyles and money shortages make us angry. Nobody has time to eat properly. The result is a complete over-reliance on junk food and fast food restaurants.  It is not rational for an overeater to be anywhere near a junk food place but in this day and age, they are very hard to avoid just because the food source is so cheap and convenient.


Although avoiding fast food restaurants altogether is great if you can manage to do it, it is good to know that you can still eat in one as long as you have some strategies in place about how and what you are going to order before you go inside the fast food restaurant. If you have a plan you will be less likely to binge on an old fattening favorite or order something fattening because you were persuaded to by a mouthwatering looking piece of advertising.


First of all practice some type of portion control. The last words that any dieter should be saying in a McDonald’s is Super-Size Me. Get used to saying words like “small” when you are ordering anything from any fast food restaurant.


Secondly, find out what is in the junk food before you order it. Most of the big chain restaurants such as Wendy’s, MacDonald’s and KFC now have a nutritional menu that they publish. These brochures or posters are also sometimes posted right on the restaurant wall so you can see how many calories, carbohydrates, vitamins and how much sugar is in the product you are about to order.  Try to order or customize a dish so that it is mostly meat and vegetables and stay away from sauces and gravies.


It is also a good idea to nix the soft drink when you are ordering junk food and order a soda water instead. This will save you about 17 tablespoons of sugar per 8 ounce serving that could potentially end up as fat on your plate.


You should also skip the bread. If you end up having a Quarter Pounder With Cheese, take the top of the bun off to save yourself calories. Stay away from anything fried! This cannot be emphasized enough. Instead opt for foods that are steamed, baked, boiled or roasted.


Finally remember that if you are an angry overeater that your absolute best strategy is to completely stay away from these places! Like an alcoholic taking that one drink, just one bag of French fries could lead to a break in your diet that lasts for month.