I had to share these words with you because they really apply to me. I am going to confess right now – Β I am an emotional eater. I tend to eat when I’m stressed, upset, depressed, or just bored. I have been working on consciously asking myself the questions “Why am I eating?” and “Am I actually hungry?” when I find myself engaging in what feels like mindless eating. It’s not easy, eating can be truly comforting, but it’s important to try and change the way you think about eating and food in order to lose weight.

I’ve even noticed that sometimes I think I’m kind of hungry but, in fact, I’m thirsty instead. I know it sounds strange, but most people often confuse thirst for hunger. So now when I think about eating something and I’m not really feeling that truly hungry feeling, I have a glass of water and see how I feel after. It often does the trick! πŸ™‚ Β I still focus on eating clean and try to eat 5 small meals a day, but I’m working hard to eat only to fill my stomach instead of my heart.