Aim For Balance, Not Perfection
This is the part where most people who eat for comfort struggle the most. I did too....until I developed the skill and habit of managing my portions. This meant nurturing my ability to put together a healthy balance of vegetables, protein, carbs and fruit, in portions that leave me feeling satisfied, energized and nourished throughout the day, any time and anywhere. Eating this way is not about being perfect or restrictive. It's about eating in a way that feels right and good to you.
Find Out Why You're Overeating
If you're forcing yourself to eat 'healthier' foods and eat less by going on a diet without knowing why you're constantly overeating in the first place, you're more likely to fall off the wagon, sooner than later. This is why 95% of people who go on a diet to lose weight fail to stick to it and end up regaining all the weight they've lost. The solution? Build a solid foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating by knowing why you eat what you eat, when you do and how you do it.
Become A Calm Eater
Once you've got your portions right and know what your overeating triggers are, it's time to focus on the how, as in how you eat. For me, learning how to eat calmly and slowly has worked wonders in helping me nip my constant overeating in the bud and also get more satisfaction from my meals. The best part about eating this way? That I'm able to eat 'just enough' of what I want, wherever I want without having to obsess over being perfect 100% of the time.