Tip #8 – GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK & DISTRACT YOURSELF

Be patient and wait 20 minutes to evaluate what you are truly craving.  It may not be food!

Do something active to distract your brain and those crazy cravings such as taking a walk, playing a game, or cleaning (preferably not the kitchen).

If you are at work, see if you can take a real break and go outside and disengage from work.  You may be stressed or sitting for too long and taking care of your mental health must become a priority.  If you can, get up and move from your desk every 90 minutes.

After the 20-minute active break, if you are indeed hungry, you will be mindful of choosing a nutrient-dense snack instead of a sugar-loaded carb.  A glass of water and an apple weith a small handful of nuts or nut butter is my favorite go-to snack and easy to pack along with you for whatever kind of day you may have planned.

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