Joanne’s Controlled Her Emotional Eating and Lost Weight
This weight loss secret is as simple as saying 1, 2, or 3.
When Joanne Pekrul was diagnosed with diabetes,
…she knew she had to lose weight.
So she enrolled in a weight loss program.
“I learned that a lot of times when I thought I was hungry,
…I was really eating for emotional reasons, for comfort,” says Pekrul, who lost 17 lb during the 12-week program.
“I learned to recognize and respond appropriately to my emotions.”
If you’re bored or stressed, for instance,
…do a craft, or listen to a meditation tape instead of eating.
Pekrul uses a scale, as part of her weight loss program, to help her identify when it’s time to eat.
The scale goes from 0 (famished) to 10 (completely stuffed).
The goal is to stay between 3 and 7 at all times:
3 is reasonable hunger and a good time to eat;
7 is comfortably full but not stuffed.
Originally posted 2012-03-29 06:46:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter