Same here:(. Especially since I just had exams you can imagine how that went. Anyways, setting the timer for 10-15 and telling myself I will hold out for that time helps because by the time its up I'm usually over it or if not I set it again, telling myself if I lasted that long I can do it again. Also try brushing your teeth with minty toothpaste or chewing mint gum so that anything else won't taste good right afterwards. Taking a nap if you're tired or fall asleep quickly, drinking a glass or 2 of water helps to fill you up and prevent you from eating too much anyway, going online to talk to people and talk out the feelings instead of eating them also helps me so give them a try! :) Track ur eating even when you binge eat to hold yourself accountable too! Good luck!!! :)
Sometimes I set a timer for fifteen minutes and get working during that time...exercising or school work or whatever I need to get done, even cleaning. By the time I get started, I don't feel like I need the food anymore! :)
I have a huge problem with this too hun. During finals..ugh don't even get me started. But a book that really helped me was Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole. She is a R.D. (registered dietitian) and even though the book concentrates a lot of getting out of the diet cycle it also has some great stuff on stress eating. Hope it helps!
I feel for you girl that happens with me a lot most of the time when finals come around. The best advice I can give you is to try to substitute the foods you stress eat for healthier snacks: fruits, granola bars oatmeal cookies etc. and try to keep yourself busy. I know that when I get bored my first instinct is to eat but what I do instead is clean or study or read. Whatever you like to do, do it this way your mind will be off the food. Also try talking to your mom about it let her know what your trying to do maybe she can begin buying more healthy snacks or keep her snacks away from you. sometimes the conversations can feel weird but its best to communicate with her so your on the same page.
I have problems with stress eating. When I had a bad day, got a bad grade on a test, feel realy bad about myself, or when I am angry, I tend to eat a lot of super sweet or super salty junk food
For example, my mom bought cookies last week. Two days ago, I fail a test even though I studied and got tutoring for it. I grabbed the box of a dozen cookies and ate all of them. I didn't tell anyone I ate them.
Today, my mom wanted a cookie- she couldn't find them. Knowing I have a history of eating junk, she checked my garbage and found the box. I I don't want to tell her about why I do this because, well, I just don't.
I don't want to hurt anyone.... I need help to control this!
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