Stress-Eating: Why you do it and how to stop it

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We often talk about stress or emotional eating with our Ideal Protein dieters. Reaching for the foods that we think will make us feel better is such an automatic response that we don’t even realize it’s happening. But what if you were able to stop yourself before the damage occurs? What if you could imagine in your mind a red light, or even a yellow light, at that trigger moment, that would stop you or slow you down and give your mind and your body enough time to contemplate the situation and make a better choice? That stop sign can be as simple as walking outside and breathing fresh air even for a minute or two. Or pause wherever your are and take ten deep, cleansing breaths. Do 10 jumping jacks, turn on some music and dance, call your mom. Your options are endless. Before you know it, that habit of reaching for the chocolate or the chips or the jelly beans will be long gone.

This CNN Health article gives a good explanation about the physiological reasons why we eat when we’re stressed. Read on…

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/09/health/avoid-stress-eating/index.html

Steak And Eggs??? You bet!

Try this mouth-watering, Phase 1-friendly recipe for dinner tonight!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 5 oz rib eye
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mixed bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp grape seed oil
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • sea salt & pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375°F
Season rib eye with sea salt and pepper before cooking.
In a hot non-stick pan, add rib eye; let sear on both sides and set aside.
In a medium sized bowl, mix together, 1 egg, bell peppers, onions, sea salt and pepper.
Now, on a small baking sheet, place rib eye in the center and put in oven; let cook.
In the same hot non-stick pan with grape seed oil, add egg mixture; scramble.
Now in another baking sheet, add scrambled eggs and place in oven.
Again, in the same hot non-stick pan with remaining grape seed oil, add egg; cook sunny side up.
Once the rib eye is cooked, place on a plate and add scrambled egg and sunny side up egg.
Lastly, sprinkle with paprika.
Ready to serve! 
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