Posted - January 27, 2010

Stop Mindless Eating after Bariatric Surgery

Many people struggle with losing weight because of mindless eating. If you’re not conscious of what you’re eating, how much you’re eating, and why, then you may find that you’re overeating and gaining weight as a result. Check out these helpful tips to put an end to mindless eating and finally lose weight for good.

Tips for Stopping Mindless Eating

  • Avoid temptation. Keep the snacks you tend to munch on mindlessly out of your kitchen. If you don’t have it, you can’t eat it.
  • Stock your cupboards with healthy snacks. When you get rid of the junk food, replace it with fruits and vegetables. There will come a time when you find yourself wanting to resort to old mindless eating habits, and having healthy choices on hand will ensure you don’t ruin your diet when that craving hits.
  • Keep healthy snacks in the car. Day-to-day stress might normally send you to the nearest fast food restaurant. Prepare yourself by having portable, healthy snacks on hand.
  • Ask yourself why you’re eating. The next time you get the urge to snack, stop and assess how you’re feeling. Are you eating because you’re hungry, or to deal with an emotion like stress, sadness, or boredom?

Living a healthy lifestyle and being of a healthy weight require maintaining a healthy diet. In order to make good food choices, you need to learn to be mindful of the decisions you’re making about what you eat and drink.

ATTENTION patients of Dr. Al-Kalla

Dr. Al-Kalla will be leaving Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas at the end of July. If you would like continue as his patient, please let us know and we can assist in getting your medical records transferred.

You may also choose to stay with Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas and we’ll gladly transfer your care to another provider on staff.

Thank you.