From 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle-
"If I eat something, maybe I'll feel better."
"If you are tired because your body needs fuel, eating probably will make you feel better."
"Make sure that you can recognize the difference between fuel needs and wanting an emotional fix."
Ask yourself- "Why are you tired?"
"Instead of reaching for food. Try these non-food methods for boosting your energy."-
1. Move your body- take a walk, hoola-hoop, take a bike ride instead of sitting down when you are tired. I just start putting away laundry or picking up things around the house then I feel like I accomplished something and I got my body moving.
2. Get some rest- lay down and take a 20 minute nap. If you are tired then go to bed early and rest! I feel better when I take a "cat" nap.
3. Distract yourself- Keep your mind off how you feel until you are ready to deal with it. Read a book, go shopping or like me pick up a new instrument to learn- I started the ukulele as a way to forget my troubles for a moment and I always feel better when I play. I don't play well yet and I may never play well, but I have found something that brings me joy.
One thing I will do for myself-
Create an instant energy plan for myself using activities and fuels that will reenergize me and revive me.
KEEP AT IT!
YOU CAN DO IT!
NEVER GIVE UP!