From staying up late to no fixed lunch hours, most of us have now adapted some unhealthy lifestyle habits during this lockdown. Enclosed in our homes, with nowhere to go, many have now resorted to binge snacking as their hobby. Clubbed with boredom and stress due to the global crisis, it’s safe to say that binge eating has now become a part of our 'new normal' routine. While we all know the obnoxious effects of binge eating on our health, controlling it is another task. There are few ways in which we can control binge eating if followed properly. Read on to know what are they.
If you’re someone who is experiencing the urge to eating anything or everything without even feeling hungry then begin by practicing mindful eating habits. Focus on what your body needs rather than listening to your cravings. Make sure you are having a balanced diet with an adequate amount of fiber-rich vegetables and fruits to regulate your appetite. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.
Many suggest that journaling your food intake also works to keep a check on your diet. Note down the food that you eat throughout the day to plan out better. Having a food journal is also effective in meal prepping to avoid store-bought or junk food. Look for healthy food alternatives and stop skipping meals.
Another trick is to maintain a sleeping pattern to control your binge eating behaviour. Irregular sleeping patterns can affect bodily function, including appetite. This is why you tend to struggle with sleep at night and end up making multiple trips to the kitchen during the wee hours.
Exercising is also useful to stop binge eating. From keeping you physically energised to preventing weight gain due to binge eating, indulging in easy workouts at home is effective to curb erratic hunger pangs.
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