What do you do when you are:
a – Happy?
b – Sad?
c – Bored?
If the answer to all the above questions is getting your favorite snack (or a heavy meal) , this post is for you.
If you call yourself a foodie, you might want to double check that.
A lot of times, people fall into a habit of getting something they like eating every time they are stressed to feel good for a while.
That is called comfort eating.
Comfort eating is not a one time thing. It is a trap people get themselves into without realizing the problem and they may truly believe that they are food lovers.
Comfort Eating can lead to obesity (and associated health problems), go on to turning people into master procrastinators, and sabotage their decision making abilities.
The following points may help you identify if you are a comfort eater:
You Eat Really Fast
A true food lover will indulge into tasting the deliciousness of every bite. They’ll take their own sweet time to finish a meal.
However, a comfort eater will just eat for the sake of eating as fast and as much as possible. Their plates are empty before everybody else on the table, and not very long after that they’ll grab something more to eat in the same fashion.
You Only Order Stuff That You Like
A true food lover finds taste in every cuisine and is always eager to try new dishes.
Comfort eaters order dishes that they are already familiar with or variations of them. They just want to be done with finishing the meal to feel some sense of relief.
You Take Too Many Snack Breaks While Working / Studying
If you excuse from taking a break every now and then is that you are hungry, you are a comfort eater. So, technically, you are not hungry. You just think you are. This is an excuse that you brain makes to avoid stress and procrastinate.
If it turns out that you are a comfort eater, do yourself some good and start monitoring your cravings. Are you hungry, or you just want you eat when you don’t need to or when you have something more important to do.
This is going to require serious efforts, will power and positive self talk. It takes only 21 days to change a habit after all 🙂