School Wellness

Reversing the Trend

Americans often face weight problems because we eat when we are not truly hungry. In our society we eat when we are bored, stressed, emotional , happy, because food is in front of us, or because the food just tastes good. We finish our plates even though we feel comfortabley full afterwords. To reverse this trend we need to become mindful eaters. The key to bieng a mindful eater is listendion to your body! Eat when you are hungry, but stop when you begin to feel full. If you find yourself wanting food when you are not truly gut hungry, try something other than eating to fulfill what you really need. If you are stressed, take a walk If you are bored, call a friend or read a bood. Avoid turning to food for every occasion.