The other day, I only had a small bowl of cereal for breakfast and then ran around all morning with my 3-year-old. By the time I put her down for nap I was STARVING. So, I heated up some leftover tortilla soup. I pulled out a bag of tortilla chips while it was heating to sprinkle a few on top. But, in the minute and a half it took to heat the soup, I ate the rest of the bag of chips! The problem is not that I thought loads of chips was a good lunch choice, the problem was that I let myself get way to hungry and my hunger took over.
So, what's the answer? Listen when you're body is saying it wants food...not just when it's famished. Eating a good breakfast and grabbing healthy snacks throughout the day when you're a little hungry will prevent getting to that shove-whatever-calories-you-can-get-down-your-throat place. If you're always on the run, this can be especially hard. So, pack healthy snacks in your purse or in your car and listen when your body says "feed me!"
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to listening to what you're body needs?