Do you frequently turn to food to manage your emotions? Then your dieting personality is an ‘elephant’.
As animals, elephants are highly emotional creatures. When a beloved member of an elephant troop dies, those left behind will mourn the lost individual by “burying” the body with leaves and grass, and keeping vigil over the body for a week. Just like humans, elephants display complex personalities.
Sometimes it seems like elephants can’t get enough food. No matter how much they’ve had. They can eat up to 600 pounds a day! Overeating can often be a product of your emotions. Whether happy, sad, stressed or anxious you tend to use food to comfort or celebrate.
“Elephant” types also tend to live in the past, spending a lot of time remembering and thinking about the past. Whether ruminating on painful memories or current challenges, either could be setting you up for diet failure. You might go into every new attempt thinking: “Here we are again. I’ve tried this dieting thing before and it didn’t work so I’ll probably fail again”
Since ‘elephant’ types tend to be a bit more impulsive when it comes to eating, reaching for a sweet treat without a second thought, you have the type of personality that benefits from keeping trigger foods out of the house (or desk, when you’re at work).
When you’re feeling emotional and ready to take solace in food, it helps to hit pause before reaching for that snack. Check in with your hunger and know your reasons for eating.
‘Elephant’ types don’t do well with super strict diets that cut out whole food groups or favorite foods. That can just increase cravings. Emotional eaters may want to consider something like the Mediterranean diet, which isn’t so much a diet as a lifestyle—a way of eating that offers you nutritious foods without deprivation.
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Creating healthy habits allowed me to lose
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