Women's diet mistakes bring them down, but there are a few really biggies in the struggle for weight control! It is a healthy diet habit to understand these problem areas, slowly tackle them, and develop lifestyle solutions that will work to control them! It is not an all or nothing process, but a slow and steady one!
Lack of Planning: Women take on the world and try to get it all done with no plan. We know that it is not possible, but we do it anyway. The result is a stressed life! We see our out of control habits, but do not plan, set goals, brainstorm solutions, or try to fix our habits. Let’s be realistic, most of us do not plan!
Not getting your thoughts under control: Most of us experience sabotaging thoughts that cause unhealthy eating habits. We also practice all or nothing thinking and negative self talk that brings us down, and dooms us to failure before we even start to make changes.
Mindless Eating: Women are great at mindless eating. We eat all day long, but have limited recall of what actually crossed our lips. We hate food to go to waste, or we just do not notice that we are doing it. This is unconscious eating, but unfortunately those calories add up!
Emotional Eating: As women, we can each write a book on emotional eating! It is just what we do and is a huge diet mistake. We just don’t know how to control it. Food offers us comfort, and just makes us feel great when we are hurting for any reason!
If you do, welcome to the world of being a woman!!! We all do it! There is great hope when you understand Emotional Eating, Identifying Feelings, Ending Emotional Eating and what good Emotional Health is!
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Carbohydrate Feasting: This is also a huge diet mistake for women and if we are honest, carbohydrates are our go to friends when life gets tough! Chocolate, cookies, candy, ice cream, and just out of control carbohydrates, most of them refined! Those are the best!
Thinking of others before you: As women we are masters of putting others needs before our own!
If you do, you might need to work on stealthy healthy home cooking, rather than fast food, healthy snack foods, setting goals that work for you by developing your own food policies that your family knows and supports!
Portion Distortion: Most women do not understand proper portions. Supersized servings seem normal. Cookbook recipes serve bigger portions, and the average person expects large portions or feels cheated.
If you did not guess that the kid’s meal is the only choice that is a proper portion, then you might suffer from portion distortion. You might need to work on Portion Distortion and Portion Control and check out My Plate Guidelines!
Not Eating Enough Fruits and Veggies: Women rarely eat enough fruits and vegetables, but most of the time, believe that they do! Huge diet mistake!
If you don’t know if you eat enough fruits and veggies, you may need to Journal and fill out a Journal Evaluation Worksheet. It would be helpful to learn about Vegetable Guidelines and Fruit Guidelines. This is a habit that will greatly help with weight control!
There are many unhealthy diet mistakes that bring us down, and these are just some of the top habits that hinder women. It is a healthy diet habit to evaluate your habits and make improvements. Simple lifestyle solutions can help you to keep your weight under control!