The ‘All or Nothing’ Eater
During the week you restrict your food intake and try to be ‘healthy’, but come the weekend you eat whatever whenever.
It’s better to eat everything in moderation, so if you want to indulge you can, just don’t go crazy. If you reduce calories during the week and splurge at the weekend you’re ultimately not going to lose weight.
You can’t be bothered with actual meals, so you pick and eat throughout the day as and when you feel like it.
Drink more water to suppress your appetite. Chew gum to occupy your mouth or clean your teeth after eating so you’re not tempted to eat immediately afterwards.
The Emotional Eater
You use food to comfort yourself and ease emotional stress.
If you feel stressed don’t turn to food; exercise, meditate or put some music on. If you feel down call a friend, play with a pet or put on the radio. And if you really need something warm and comforting opt for a bath or a good old cup of tea.
The Chaotic Eater
Your life is hectic and you have no time for any sort of routine let alone a set meal time. You tend to grab food on the go or miss meals.
Try to have at least 1 meal a day sat down rather than on the go. Additionally plan/prepare your meals the day before, e.g. pack a healthy lunch so you don’t have to rush to the vending machine.
The Unaware Eater
You nibble away whilst your mind is occupied. The food seems to help you concentrate and focus on the task at hand.
Slow down and take your time when eating. To keep yourself busy squeeze a stress ball, chew some gum or fidget.
The Meal Misser
In your opinion meals are a waste of time. You regularly skip them in order to beat the bulge.
You need to eat at regular intervals throughout the day (roughly 4 hours between each meal) to keep your metabolism, mind and body going and the calories burning.