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9 Fit Tricks for Lazy Chicks

It's Not What You Eat, But Why

It's less about what you eat, and more about why you ate it. Keep a food journal. No, it isn't just some lame way to record your daily intake. It's also a place to track your feelings toward food: Did I eat that because I was upset that I saw my ex with his new girlfriend, so I ate an entire pizza. But after I ate that pizza I felt even worse about myself? Writing down your depression/anxiety/celebration/whatever- induced food foibles and feats forces you to fess up to yourself, facing the facts of your food issues, and illuminating what drove you to inhale a dozen chocolate chip cookie last night, when the night before you felt fulfilled after just one. Food & Mood Journal Components: a. So… What happened?- (ran into my ex with his new fling at a bar) b. Your post-incident response- (balled my eyes out over a box of ready bake cookies- before even baking them!) c. Post-response response- (felt fat and out of control…balled my eyes out again) d. Rewrite a better "b" for next "a"- (went for a run to make my butt look better than that chick's)