A hard loss like that is going to cause a panic to eat because you are full of an emotional cocktail made of grief, sadness, anger, and stress. They are lethal alone but together can be disasterous. If you can find the time, go work out. Walk, jog, lift, or what ever your exercise of choice. It will help you release endorphins which will make you feel better. I know that when I am stressed or mad, jogging helps me take it out on something. Hope this helps.
You are trying to comfort yourself with anything that is available, and it is understandable. I think that this is why people bring comfort foods after a loss like this.
You are going to have to let yourself grieve, however that happens. Try to take care of yourself during the process. Spend time with friends and family. Go for walks. Whatever helps. Just make the best choices you can for the time, and don't worry about the rest. You've got enough to cope with right now.
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Oh Meredith, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Food never is the solution for going through the pain and grief of losing someone we love, however, now is not the time to beat yourself up. Allow yourself to grieve and know that your SparkPeople family is here for you.
My condolences and sympathy.
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I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother ! Don't beat yourself up because you're eating too much. You're in shock and grief. No one will criticize you because you may have turned to food for comfort. These things happen to us all.
Be kind to yourself as you would to others. With time, everything will be okay. Don't worry about eating too much over the next few days. Do the best you can, but once again... don't beat yourself up if you're not perfect. Now is not the time to be worrying about sticking to a diet.
Take things one day at a time.
Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 9/17/2012 (16:01)
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I was doing really well at being on track. My younger brother (51) died yesterday, and now I can't seem to stop shoving things into my mouth and I have no idea why I'm doing this. Help!
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