If you are on diet then it is very possible that you have had to struggle with staying away from food even when you were not hungry. One of the excellent ways to lose weight and bring a general health improvement is to indulge into activities that will shift focus away from food.
Food is not only energy for your body but it is also an activity we tend to enjoy. However, for some people it becomes the center of all their activities which it should not become. Neither food should be the only way to celebrate things in your life. It is an excellent idea to think and make a list of activities which you an do to take your mind off eating, especially when it is only out of boredom and not because of hunger.
Some of the top ideas out of so many to choose are:
- Reading books
- Going on a long drive
- Talking with a friend on phone
- Listening to music which might be live or recorded
- Going on a leisurely walk
- Watching a movie you like
- Crocheting for yourself or a dear one
- Enjoying a hot bath
- Exploring a new hobby
By joining a team or a club, you can engage in other outlets for spending your energy and time. A cooking club, a walking club, a book club or a photography club proceedings might be your escape from the desire to eat unnecessarily when you are alone or when you want to eat just out of boredom.
If you are among those who indulge in eating when under stress, then going for an exercise can be an excellent outlet for your feelings of stress and this will not ruin your diet progress either. By shifting the focus off your food, you are more likely to stick to your diet plan and you are also likely to introduce more fulfilling activities in your daily life.
Changing the foody lifestyle means that you will change the focus away from snacking and food celebrations and suppressing your emotions. By engaging socially more and by keeping yourself busy, you can definitely be eating less and losing weight in the process.