Keep your favorite snacks out of reach during stressful situations. That’s when women are more likely to engage in mindless eating.
We all know that stress can make us chow down on our favorite unhealthy foods. But did you know that the urge to overeat can linger even after the frustration has subsided? A crazy week at work, for instance, could lead to a snacking binge over the weekend. If you know that you’re going to be entering into a challenging situation, keep temptations to a minimum by stocking your home with enjoyable but healthful snacks. You can also work on minimizing the effects of stress by going for a walk, spending time with friends, meditating or watching a funny movie.