Nutritious Nuggets: Ask These Questions BEFORE You Eat

Bringing back and old video this week to remind us to PAUSE before we pick up the fork or open that big bag o’ chips. Summer time can lead to a lot of mindless snacking as we enjoy cookouts and get togethers.

Do yourself a favor and ask yourself these questions BEFORE you go for that second helping or double scoop waffle cone…

  1. Why am I eating this? (aka am I actually hungry?)
  2. Is this leading me towards or away from my goals?
  3. How do you think you will feel after you eat it? (satisfied or regret)

 

One more bonus question I would add is “Is there anything I can do to make this a little bit better?” For example have 1 scoop of ice cream instead of 2, take the bun off my burger, make sure I eat a veggie with the pizza. Taking just a minute before you eat to ask this questions will help you avoid mindless eating and to be empowered to make food choices that will leave you feeling satisfied.