Super Bowl parties are time-honored American traditions. They’re part of our culture.
You know what else is part of our culture? The 10 pounds on average that 1 in 4 football lovers gain during the season.
But we don’t think that tradition has to extend to everyone, especially those of us who are trying to be fit and healthy.
Some signs to look out for if you feel you struggle with cravings or addictions are:
Seeing foods as “good” or “bad”
Eating in secret or sneaking food into your day
- “Rewarding” yourself with food
- Feeling disgusted, guilty, or upset after eating
The social media platform, in particular, has become the main driver of what we should look like by blasting images of perfect bodies all over our computer and phone screens. We then turn around and search to find those same idealized characteristics in ourselves, and when we don’t see them, we slide further and further into the dark side of negative body image.
People are unable to experience hunger without obsessing over it (because well, it’s hard – you’re hangry).