Have you ever tried to not think of pink elephants? Ha! I bet I know what you’re picturing right now. Trying to not overeat is about as easy to do. The more we try to not do something, the more it tends to be something we focus on.
The better approach to creating peace with food involves finding ways to replace patterns of overeating with something else – deciding what you’ll do instead of reaching for something to eat when you find yourself in a familiar trigger situation.
There are some important things to consider if you want to do this correctly, avoid overwhelm, or feeling like nothing is ever going to work as well as food. Here are three important strategies for replacing overeating with something better.