On this 30 day challenge you will receive
one task daily to complete in order to help you eat, move, think, and sleep
Today’s task is no
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Most of us
are used to having breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack. Today we’re
going to shake things up a bit and take those snacks away.
This is to help you
differentiate between actual hunger and habitual eating. Very rarely do we
experience actual hunger - it’s because we’re usually armed with snacks to keep
that feeling at bay.
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Don’t get us
wrong, we don’t have anything against snacking. We just want you to be more
mindful about your food habits - and the easiest way to do that is to take out
the snacks. This way you will see that usually you’re eating out of habit
rather than hunger.
How to complete today’s task:
- Don’t snack at all.
- Eat your main meals and
don’t have anything except water in between.
- Make sure that your main
meals are enough to keep you full.
- Take note of when you start
feeling “snacky” and what your triggers are (boredom, stress, habit)
guide for emotional/habitual hunger vs physical hunger:
- Starts suddenly.
- Felt mostly in your
head and upper body, near the “surface”.
- A sharp craving that
you can’t stop thinking about. Tend to be incessant.
- You become fixated
on a specific food, taste, or texture.
- Is never really
satisfied, will often come back sooner or later or requires you to eat until
you are uncomfortably full.
- Stays around or
comes back soon if you eat something other than what you are craving.
- When eating, it may
trigger feelings of self-loathing, guilt, regret, or shame.
- Starts gradually.
- Felt deep within
your stomach and gut.
- A growling pang or
hunger that is noticeably there, but not distracting. Tends to come in waves.
- You are open to many
options including vegetables and less palatable foods in general.
- Stops when you are
full or have eaten enough to stay the hunger.
- Goes away regardless
of what you eat, provided you eat a sufficient amount.
- When eating, it
doesn’t make you feel bad about yourself.
- Associated with
purposely fuelling your body with wat it needs.
In case you missed these:
Day 24: Meditate for 10 minutes before bed
Day 25: No sugar
Day 26: Plank for as long as you can
See you tomorrow for your next healthy habit.