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SWEETSUGAR7
Posts: 2,450
9/18/12 6:30 P

I don't go to food when I feel bad. I like to go walking or something that is active.

Try to take the bad foods out of the house. If you go to food try using good choice foods. Like light popcorn and veggies and fruits and nuts. Take out the soda and other fake fruit drinks.

Good luck and make more friends and more ideas and start today making you feel good again.

Keep your head up



07SOJO
Posts: 1,648
9/18/12 6:27 P

I know EXACTLY how you feel! Sometimes I can overcome and sometimes I can't but what helps me sometimes is finding something to do to get my mind off the food. I take my doggies for a short walk, or I play with them. I've tried reading or watching TV but that doesn't work for me. Try something you enjoy that gets you moving.



WHOVIAN85
Posts: 861
9/18/12 6:26 P

I would suggest joining an emotional eaters group on here, they can help you figure out why you are wanting to eat and journel about it. I used to have emotional or boredom eating, or I think I had both but I channel those feelings into finding something else to occupy my mind and hands. Do you like to play online games,do crossword puzzles, crocheting or anything like that? When I get hungry for no reason, or if its an emotional reason like I am stressed out with my hubby or kids, or just having a bad day and want to eat or find a comfort food, I drink a large glass of water, if I'm still hungry I go for veggies or fruit, that way their low in calories and more feeling then empty carbs like mountain dew. Have you tried the diet mountain dew, its not bad tasting though I personally have to watch my sodium because I have hypertension. When you feel like you have no self control, remind yourself why your choosing to change your lifestyle eating habits for the better, maybe write down your goals and put them on the fridge so you can always see them.



CHOPPER74
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9/18/12 6:16 P

I don't know why I am like this. I got out of bed at 3pm, after having worked a night shift last night. I have felt a little unsettled, or restless, since then, but it's not the kind of restlessness that actually gives me enough energy to go work out. I just needed a little sugary pick me up, so I drank a can of mountain dew (something I had given up, but recently started drinking again after about 6 months without it). Then, I felt I needed a little food in my stomach and something that would ease my mind a bit, so I had about 8 pieces of dark chocolate. I called my husband, who was just getting off from work. I was a little annoyed with him at the end of the conversation and then, I don't know if it's because I am tired, but I just felt the weight of the world on my shoulders. I just want to feel better, even though I don't really even know what I don't feel good about. So, I make a bowl of fruit loops. Still don't feel better, so I keep thinking, I just want a little soothing-more food. If I eat enough, eventually I will feel comforted in my mind. So, I heat up leftover hamburger helper from last night, add lots of cheese and grab another can of mountain dew. Why do I eat to make myself feel better? Is this what it's like for someone who really "needs" a cigarette? It makes me feel better just knowing that I am making something to eat. I'm not even hungry. This is so frustrating. I know it's about self control, but at those moments when I feel like I NEED to feel better, I don't care about self control. Anyone have any insight? Have you felt this way?



 
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