because of mindless eating due to stress?
Licensed Psychologist David Gutterman, MD, with Cone Health Medical Group’s LeBauer Behavioral Medicine at Walter Reed Drive spoke to WGHP Fox 8 on ways to avoid overeating because of stress during the holiday season.
Here are four tips to avoid stressful overeating:
- Avoid the "all or nothing" approach to food. Consider eating in moderation.
- Practice "mindful" eating. Only choose to eat foods that you are interested in instead of filling your plate with a little of everything.
- Drink alcohol in moderation. Be mindful of how much alcohol you consume. Too much alcohol can lower your inhibition, which can affect being mindful of how much food you're consuming.
- Set realistic expectations for the holiday season. Remain focused on what the holiday season is about - relationships with family and/or friends.
Let us hear from you. What are ways you avoid putting on the holiday pounds?