Hi everyone, hoping I can get some tips.
To start, I am terrible with food! Keeping to diets, calories restrictions etc etc, is not easy. I am an emotional eater! boredom is the biggest one, but stress too comes in once in a while. I also feel hungry, quite a lot of the time.
I've tried for so long to try and combat boredom eating, but I'm getting nowhere!
I do eat breakfast, not a lot, as I hate eating in the morning, a veggie filled soup for lunch (I make it in a large saucepan, usually 4-5 servings) the only unnatural things that go in it are veg stock and a spoon of crème fraiche (I LOVE this soup, so I'm not bored of the repetition (and it's dirt cheap)). then dinner is as normal type dinner, but I've started cutting back on the carbs, like potatoes, pasta etc, half my plate is now more veg than anything.
Boredom eating is a killer. My SO works overtime and standby, so when you're sitting indoors alone, bored, food is easily reached. I have resorted to not stocking processed snack foods, only really have fruit for snacking purposes. I just have this compulsion to eat when I don't need to.
I wanted to know if anyone has managed to overcome their constant need to graze and had any useful and proven to work tips on controlling your eating habits (because just saying "don't eat a lot", is easier said than done).
I go to the gym 4-5 times a week 45 - 60 mins at a time. I work hard at the gym, but I know I may as well not go, as my food just squashes all the effort I've put in during the week.
Just need a few pointers... as I am setting myself up for failure and I'm stuck in a horrible relationship with food...