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My first tip would would be, if you’re bored get up and do something! If you’re bored, at that very moment, you’re not doing anything beneficial for your life or others. If you’re bored go and workout, go and read a personal development book, make something for someone. I honestly don’t remember the last time I was bored. My schedule is always so incredibly packed with tasks that are moving my life forward, I don’t have time to sit and be bored. I hope this sounds more motivating to you then it does conceited!
BUT if you are bored, sitting around watching Netflix or doing homework and you want to turn to food, I have 7 more tips for you!
It’s strange that your mind tricks your body into thinking it’s hungry when you’re not expending very much energy.
It’s so important on a weight loss journey to eat consistently, but eat nutrient dense foods. More often then not, eating when you’re bored turns into an entire bag of chips or box of cookies. So that leads to...
Tip 2: Don’t have an entire bag of chips or box of cookies in the house.
Tip 3: Have readily available healthy foods. I even prepare fruits and veggies so I can grab a baggie and go. If the food requires too much prep time you’ll go for what’s most convenient.
Tip 4: Drink a glass of water. When you’re thirsty it can feel the same as when you’re hungry. Also, fun fact, when you’re thirsty and your mouth is dry or you need water you’re already dehydrated! Drink up!
Tip 5: Protein shake. Often bored eating comes with sweets cravings. I drink a chocolate recovery protein shake that takes away all my cravings and makes me full right before bed!
Tip 6: Research some alternative snack items that are still appealing and wont make you feel guilty about bored eating. (I think I just came up with tomorrows blog)
Tip 7: Leave the house! If you’re doing homework at home, go to the library or the coffee shop. If you’re watching Netflix, get up and go for a walk outside.
Tip 8: If you can’t turn off the TV, do jumping jacks or crunches every commercial or every 10 minutes. This way you’ll expend more energy and actually be hungry for real! : )