Thanks for your quick response. I have never found that being aware and why I was doing something was of any help in getting me back on track. I think I am a good observer which doesn't always translate into changed behavior.
It may be cliché, but the first step is awareness, recognizing that you do eat emotionally—and WHY. You have accomplished that so you have already taken a big step forward! This article contains some alternatives to eating that can help you deal with three of the most common emotions that can lead to eating including Sadness and Loneliness. Be sure to click through to the linked information too.
Help, I took my youngest to college out of state and I have not been on track since August. I am watching my self eat to fill a non food hunger because of missing her. She was a major presence in the house and even though I acknowledge that I am not hungry am still eating and it is showing up on the scale. I have good contact with her but obviously on some level I am not coping with this change in my life productively Please help me with emotional eating. My intellect gets what is going on but that doesn't change my behavior.
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