Some of the biggest triggers that send us into food are stress, overwhelm, and boredom. Being bored can be really challenging to deal with…the goodies in the pantry & freezer seem to start calling our name the more bored we get!

So what’s the secret? How do you stop eating when you’re bored?!

Today’s video we are diving into just that: What to do when you’re bored but don’t want to eat!

Even today, I occasionally struggle with wanting to eat when I’m bored because, well… I really don’t like being bored! (Especially for my Type A perfectionist personality who always likes to be “doing” 🙂 )

It can go like this….

You get home from a long day (whether at a job or as a mom running around raising your kids). Dinner is done, the kids are in bed, and the house is straightened up. You sink into the couch relieved the to-do’s of the day are FINALLY over. 1000 things are running through your mind, but you force yourself to just sit and try to relax.

You may turn on the TV to attempt to watch a show. Or maybe you try to read a book or listen to a podcast. These things may satisfy you for a few minutes, but at some point…

Boredom sets in.  You don’t know what to do with yourself. You feel a bit anxious and antsy. It seems like you’ve been waiting for this moment ALL day… you’ve been waiting for the chance to have a moment of peace!

But when you finally do, you just feel bored!

And when we get bored, we turn to food. Because it gives us something to do. Something to think about. Even though we know we aren’t REALLY hungry and don’t REALLY want to eat. But we don’t know what else to do with ourselves!

So when you get to this point, what do you do?

You remember this video and watch on repeat until you get through it! 🙂

Here is how to stop eating when you’re bored. Enjoy!

Tell me…what can you do the next time you’re bored so you don’t turn to food? Share in the comments below. I’d love to hear your take on helping to combat bored eating!

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