- Being unsure of when I will be able to eat a real meal next, especially when there is snack food around, is a big trigger for me. If I am hungry and nervous that I won't be eating for a while, I can feel the need to eat whatever is around, especially if it's tempting. Then I eat the meal too and feel stuffed.
- Snack foods, including most prepackaged salty snacks (chips, Bugles, everything from the -itos family) and candy, are big triggers for me. The more variety, the more of it I will want to eat.
- Social situations with food, especially, again, when there is a lot of variety. If I am nervous about my potential interactions with the people there, the buffet table has a special allure.
- Grading papers or trying to write makes me think I need a snack.
- Being around foods I don't normally have available, like homemade desserts or other special treats, makes me want to "get it while I can."
- Feeling headachy, lightheaded, or dizzy.
- Feeling like I've "blown it" by eating too much, especially when I am following Weight Watchers or any other diet where I have a certain food allotment. Once I am over limit, I seem to think it's a good idea to keep going.
- Being around other people who seem to be enjoying eating.
- Sharing food with someone, especially if that someone eats fast.
- Getting too hungry makes me have trouble controlling my food intake.
Monday, November 28, 2011
NaBloPoMo Day 28: My Triggers
This exercise is also part of Reneé Stephens's"Motivation Makeover." I am supposed to list my trigger situations and foods in order of importance:
"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07