Don’t Shop When Hungry

Shopping when hungry is a trap waiting to happen for many people. I’ve mentioned before how supermarkets these days are like giant candy stores for adults, with nutrition less treats jumping out at us at every angle. When the prices are irresistible, cosmos clinic reviews it can be real challenging not to be baited to buy, particularly when you are hungry. 

Ravenous and Tired

A client of mine was telling me how bad he felt the other night. He stopped at the supermarket at about 6pm, trying to figure out what he could have for dinner. Walking up and down the aisles, he noticed his favourite brand of chocolate was on sale, two for $6.00. Without thinking, he threw two large blocks in the basket, along with a chicken and some salad.

Two Blocks of Chocolate Gone…..

In theory, there is nothing wrong with buying chocolate on sale. The problem was, however, that when he got home and finally got to relax, he proceeded to munch his way through Every Last Square of the two blocks and consequently felt awful and mad at himself.

Don’t Miss the Lesson…..

Sure, it happens to the best of us, but it’s important not to miss the lesson. Sometimes, through lack of planning, we slip up and try to figure out what we are going to eat when we are already ravenous. This is why I recommend shopping once a week when you’re not hungry and planning your dinner before you leave for work in the morning. These episodes are preventable.

Have a Little When Out….

Also, although no foods are forbidden on my plan, its’ important not to stock foods that you are at risk of overeating. It takes time to trust yourself with certain foods, so until you do, I recommend only having them out and in the smallest quantity.

Quality Treat Cupboard…

Admittedly there was a time when I was unable to keep treats in the house, but as I felt more confident about my eating, I slowly introduced them back into my cupboards. Now I have a “quality treat cupboard” for daily pleasure, minus the overeating.

It’s important to figure out what works for you, but always try to prioritise meal planning so that you can avoid falling into the trap of food shopping when ravenous and overtired!

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