I was really bad when it comes to stress eating, and reward eating, and just eating in general. If I was having a bad day, I would self-soothe with ice cream or chips. If I was doing really well, I would think that I had earned myself a treat.
Now that I’ve gotten into healthy eating, I consider healthier snacks to be treats like greek yogurt and strawberries. Once you find healthier versions of the junk food you used to like, they can become your treats. What I have learned about rewarding yourself with junk food is that it is a very slippery slope. Once you have that treat, you may bring back all of those cravings to the forefront of your brain and have to start from scratch trying to get rid of them.
When I reach goals that I set for myself, I reward myself by buying new clothes to replace those that are now too big for me. If your goal is to fit into a bikini or swimming trunks and look great by summertime, and you hit your goal, treat yourself to a hot new bikini or swimming trunks!
This is a lifestyle change, and it is not something you kind of start and then stop as soon as you reach your goal. It is something that you continue with for years to come to KEEP the results that you’ve gotten. I have made this switch, and you can make it too!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Beachbody: I’m Ready”, and I will help you work through the options to find a program that will be best suited for your individual goals and needs.