Election Day is over and now we are heading full force into the Holiday Season (or...as one writer put it, the Season of Gluttony...you know it's true!)
If you find yourself stressed, busy, and perennially munching, perhaps it's time to institute some food-free zones in your life. These zones are designed to eliminate the need to make food choices (think about it like a chewing time-out).
Here are my top food-free zones:
1. The Car -- there's NO reason to eat in your car. 30,000 people die in car accidents. Eating (much like texting) is a distraction! Your health AND safety can be improved by not eating in the car.
2. In front of the TV -- there is NO way you can eat mindfully if you are watching TV. Just stop.
3. Your desk. You need to the break. Take 10 minutes to get up and walk to some place else to eat. Don't eat and catch up on email -- again, you're not eating mindfully. Concentrating on the food you're eating is hard work -- you'll eat less because you don't have the attention span to eat more!
Think for a minute about how many things you wouldn't eat if you couldn't eat in these three zones. If these zones account for 9 bites of food per day, eliminating these zone bites will help you lose 1/2 to 1 pound per week without changing any other behaviors!
What about you? Which zones do you find trigger you to eat? Click on the comment button at the bottom of this post and share your thoughts!! (If you're reading this via email, click here to go to the blog to comment)