Know Your Danger Zones for Over Eating!!!!

By MewElla Latest Reply 2013-10-11 07:57:52 -0500
Started 2011-06-17 15:56:47 -0500

There are times when it is so easy to overeat/pack on the pounds. Tips to watch out for:
Eating in front of the TV-you don't pay attention to the portion sizes of food.
Don't overeat at the Buffet-get small portions, learn to stop eating.
Weekend indulgences - Watch Out…
Dining Out - no free passes, watch portion sizes-
Vacation eating -Decide on 3 meals a day with snacks, stick to it.
Meals on the Go -Pack snacks and watch for the portion control.
Emotional snacking-when stressed or upset-Keep food journal, write it down, distract yourself, call a friend or go for a walk…get busy…
Eating on the job -Pack your lunch with healthy items, watch portions.
Sleep Induced Hunger-when you are overtired, it's easy to eat mindlessly and before you know it, you overeat big time.
Has this ever happened to You before???????

11 replies

evansrabbitranch 2011-11-04 21:25:14 -0500 Report

I find I can control the TV snacking by using the different sized baggies and food containers to put snack foods in portions before hand. It really helps. When done, rinse or wash as needed put in a tote until needed again :)

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-04 17:25:42 -0500 Report

The sleep induced hunger gets me a lot! I work such crazy hours that it is hard to have any kind of normal routine so I have to watch out for a lot of things listed above. I've started a new thing were if i feel hungry i make myself wait at least an hour before i eat to make sure i am really hungry and not just bored or something!

Shah49 2011-11-04 05:01:38 -0500 Report

People hardly care to put up diabetic food tables in big parties here. If you are invited, you are supposed to eat things like biryani, kebabs, roasted chicken and lamb followed by mouth watering unresistable sweet dishes followed again by kashmiri tea, you name it. If you have the patience and courage to avoid them, there is always cucumber and salad to have but it,s difficult to stick to that for me. I suggest to care for diabetic guests in a party.

GabbyPA 2011-11-04 09:03:16 -0500 Report

Well if you stick to the protein that will fill you up without the carbs. Here in the states, we often fill tables with sweets and the meats have sweet sauces. The last party I had I brought sausage balls made with wild pig sausage and eggplant instead of some of the flour. They were mighty tasty.

pixsidust 2011-11-03 20:58:28 -0500 Report

First I want to say Love to You Mary Ann, Our Ambassador of Good Will!

I do not like going to a buffet period. The challenge is so hard for me. I want the mac and cheese, mashed or fried potatoes on the same plate. I do better with breakfast bars because I love scrambled eggs so I fill up on those. I know this about myself so make an effort not to be in that situation. So know where your pit falls lay

I am good with my snacks and try to have them on a schedule.
I have gotten up at night hungry. I eat a couple of saltine crackers with cheese and drink milk or almond milk and go back to bed.

The key is to plan. Plan your meals and then you stand a better chance at success. Have things on hand. Check out menus on line before you go to a restaurant, to work out your strategy.

Do not starve yourself! Give yourself snacks at intervals. I am less apt to fall off the apple cart if I do. I do not feel deprived.

My co-worker who has been diagnosed Diabetic for 10 years told me when I was Diagnosed 2/16/11 to remember the four bite rule. If I had to have something that might spike my sugar and I felt myself wanting to cheat. To only take four bites. Its enough to feel like you had some without blowing the whole thing.

RebC 2011-11-03 19:50:34 -0500 Report

The weekends kill me. My husband and I go into this mental state…like "It's party time!" We eat out more frequently on the weekends, and It's easy to justify it since I eat so well during the week…Darn 'party' weekends.

awanagramma 2011-06-18 08:48:52 -0500 Report

I used to have to remind my old guy that when the buffet said ALL YOU CAN EAT it was NOT a challenge.. I try to always start with soup and small salad THEN go for the rest..

GabbyPA 2011-06-18 08:23:42 -0500 Report

Something my husband and I have started doing is ordering a single meal and sharing it. We don't do it all the time, but it does help.

Eating at the TV is my nemesis, YIKES! I sit and stare at the pantry from the chair. It is horrible if I'm not careful.

Harlen 2011-06-17 19:31:51 -0500 Report

Anny time I feg near food
Any time I am cooking and I cook all the food here
I am so buggerd

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