Top 10 Binge Busters
You've canned the ice
cream, bagged the potato chips and yet vivid visions of juicy junk food
continue to dance seductively through your mind.
Digest these Top 10
tips and you'll help yourself not help yourself to gooey goodies that leave you
feeling oh, so guilty!
You may not be able to turn back time, but you
can take preventive measures.
Whether you're an emotional eater or
simply suffering a case of the eat-out- of-boredom blues, you can make a
potential binge work in your favor.
Instead of feeding into those
impulsive urges and reaching for the chocolate-fudge cake that just "happened"
to fall into your grocery cart, find another way to invest your
Veg out, but don't become a couch potato.
Remember, commercial breaks don't give you permission to raid the refrigerator
or pantry. Settle into your favorite spot and make your kitchen a no-fly
zone.Do Yard Work!
Thirty-eight minutes of mowing the lawn burns
250 calories. So it's the mow the merrier--you'll get your yard and your body
in tip-top shape in no time.Hit the mall, but sidestep the food
Window shopping won't dent your wallet or your diet. In fact, you'll
be one step ahead with the extra exercise. But skip the trip to the food court
where fattening fare like fully loaded pizza and cheese-dripping chimichangas
are lurking. Boost your calorie-burning potential by parking as far away as
possible from the mall entrance.People Watch!
Whether it's in
the park, the beach or a nearby lake, check out the sea on humanity sharing
your space. You'll quickly realize that the perfect figure is a Madison Avenue
myth. Once you come to terms with the fact that everyone is flawed in one way
or another, you'll go easier on yourself. And while you're there, why not take
your daily walk or jump in on a friendly game of volleyball?Reach
out and touch someone!
Phone a friend. . .but don't make the call from the
kitchen. For an added incentive, make your call on the treadmill or exercise
bike. Grab the cordless phone and don't be afraid to gab incessantly. With both
your mouth and your feet moving you're sure to burn calories.Clean
out your closets and drawers!
Weeding through your "fat" and "thin" clothes
is a perfect incentive for sticking to your diet. But before you go tossing out
your comfy clothes, remember we all have bad days--those "big" clothes can come
in handy.Make a beeline for the local library or museum!
these places don't permit food or drinks--a fact that makes them even more
appetizing for dieters desperate to push food out of sight and mind. And leave
your money at home. That way you won't be snagged by the sinful snack bar on
your way out or a fast-food joint on your way home.Drink Water!
A tall glass of H2O will temporarily kill your cravings by giving your belly a
pleasantly full feeling.Master a puzzle or game!
activity that keeps your hands anywhere but near your mouth. If doing a puzzle
is too mundane for your taste, why not lift hand weights or try some other form
of quick, easy exercise?Join our Weight Loss Program!
Primary Medical Care today to learn more about how our Weight Loss Program can
help you bust binging and start loosing weight! Call (508) 997-1229. www.primarymedicalcare.comPrimary Medical Care Website Medical Disclaimer Information
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