22 new ways to reward yourself for weight loss

Posted by on 20th Jan 2016

One of the things that people struggle with the most while trying to lose weight is breaking their emotional connection to food. We've all been there. After a long day at work or a particularly stressful night, you just want to drown your sorrows in the biggest bowl of comfort food you can find. Not only are these foods unhealthy, but this kind of behavior encourages an emotional attachment to food, which can seriously hurt your chances of losing weight and keeping it off. One of the best ways to combat this kind of emotional eating is to find a few ways to relieve stress or reward yourself that don't involve food. This can be tough, but don't worry. We've put together a list of great ways to reward yourself that don't involve food so you can celebrate without ruining all your weight loss progress!

1. Take a walk in the park

2. Take a bubble bath

3. Pick out a new book from the library

4. Watch a movie

5. Get a massage

6. Pick out a bouquet of flowers or a houseplant

7. Get a manicure or pedicure

8. Go see a local attraction

9. Take a night out with friends

10 .Go camping or hiking

11. Take a mini road trip

12. Get a facial

13. Buy new workout clothes

14. Download a new song

15. Pick out a new pair of running shoes

16. Take an art or pottery class

17. Find a new hobby like photography or knitting

18. Buy a new outfit

19. Play a game

20. Paint your nails

21. Read your favorite book

22. Watch your favorite show on Netflix

Share the ways you like to reward yourself with us in the comments, and as always, thanks for reading! :)