- “Do I truly want it?” (external hunger) or because you truly are internally hungry?
- “Do I have the SmartPoints values for it?”A quick check of your daily budget and of the food in question – will answer that.
- “Will I eat it mindfully?” That applies to both making the choice and savoring it as you eat.
The 3rd question is the one for me, the one that should force me to stop and think. I can guarantee that if I’m taking the time to ask myself the question, I won’t be eating it mindfully.Thinking about the food you’re about to eat-before you take your first bite-puts your focus on what you’re doing and keeps you from eating on autopilot just because it’s there or it’s a familiar go-to choice.
Stress eating for me is one of the times I could use this line of questioning. Eating while board is another one of those times. Will these questions help you?