After reading the New York Times article about candy-shoveling job seekers, you might be wondering, “are the Gummy Bears going to eat me next?” Not if Self Magazine has anything to do with it!
Self‘s April issue boasts a story about stress eating and avoiding “recession pounds”. Click below for more info:
In all seriousness, it’s hard to keep tabs on a healthy diet when you’re parked at home all day in your pajama pants worrying about money. Below are a few tips from Miss Pink Slip’s own unemployment food fight:
- I tried to keep fruit and minimal junk around the house, knowing that if it wasn’t there, I couldn’t eat it.
- I reminded myself every day that I needed to spend my precious change on quality food, not crap.
- I kept a couple of Weight Watchers sweets in the freezer in case my chocolate craving ran amok.
- I allowed myself one cheat day a week. I would go out with my friends, spend a little money I’d been hoarding all week and eat a fat Mexican meal, complete with unlimited chips, queso and salsa (insert your weakness here).
The point: you can’t torture yourself, but you don’t have to go nuts, either. As always, moderation is key.