When you eat the nuts just because they’re nearby …
When you order the coffee just because you’re near the Starbucks …
When you finish the massive entree just because they served it …
… those triggers to eat are not from feeling hungry.
The availability of food, and the fear that it might not be available five minutes from now, are very powerful forces, but they are thoughts, not physical feelings.
But you’re not starving, even if your brain thinks that you’re going to.
Raising your awareness of this is important if you want to take control of what you eat.
Here’s the question to ask yourself:
What is driving me to eat this: a thought, or a feeling?
Is it coming from my head, or my stomach?
Feelings, you can trust. Thoughts, not so much.