How are you feeling?
Are you happy?
Are you sad?
Are you in love?
Are you bored?
Are you stressed?
These aren’t questions that I ask myself every single day – if I did I’d probably lose my mind, but when it comes to dieting and eating properly they are very important.
You could read lots of studies about how people’s moods affects their eating habits. But is there any need?
When they’re bored a lot of people snack.
If you’re not happy you tend to eat badly – you’ve probably heard people talking about “comfort food” or eating to cheer themselves up.
I’m the same.
When I started making a concerted effort to reduce my waistline and lose weight I was in quite a good mood. Of course that wasn’t going to last forever. Things happen in your daily life that have an impact on how you feel, so it’s very tempting to either “pig out” or simply lose the motivation to keep up your regime.
At the moment, for example, I am not 100% happy. However I also do not want to have wasted any gains (well they’re really losses!) that I’ve made by straying from “the path”.