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ADELLE1024
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8/23/12 7:31 P

I am challenged with this too. I try to always have my meals planned, no "bad foods" around and to maintain emotions. I've realized that rarely is anything as big as it seems and that has helped. It always works out and if I binge I will feel worse and have even more bad feelings. It's a cycle. I try to always stay busy as well. It really gets easier to maintain.

Also exercise helps. I am less likely to emotionally eat if I've exercised earlier...



PENNYPACKER3
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8/23/12 4:08 P

I tell myself..There goes the eat bell/signal in my head.
I tell myself. I am crazy. Eating won't make me happier. My sick mind is just trying to sabatouge me.



SUGAR_MOMMY
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8/23/12 2:41 A

I am struggling with this too, Like others say, I am finding that keeping myself busy helps me not to let me emotions get the best of me, I try to walk at least a mile a day, Take the kids to the park, go fly kites, jump on a trampoline, just whatever makes you smile....I like to do these things anyway, & My kids think it's awesome that Mommy is playing with them more & playing games more now...So it's a win/win situation for me!!! :) Good luck!



TACDGB
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8/22/12 7:49 P

I use to eat from my emotions......but now I write from my emotions. I keep a journal and write or I blog on my spark page about how I am feeling. I also have been known to use a good healthy walk to walk off my feelings. Finding something else to do helps a lot. Good luck in this.



FOXYROXY1237
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8/22/12 4:33 P

I wait it out, until the feeling goes away and drink alot of water to have a full feeling.



PENNYPACKER3
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8/22/12 3:49 P

I was just going to say that. Find something else to do. get out, do something, go for a walk anything to get the head clear.



TERRYSUE
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8/22/12 2:09 A

I think this is one of the biggest things I face while trying to lose weight.... I need to find something else to do when I am emotional.



BFMONICA
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8/22/12 2:02 A

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PENNYPACKER3
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8/21/12 8:17 P

just wait. Let it pass.



SKBLOVESCARDS
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8/21/12 7:48 P

I understand I am the same way. Right now I feel frustrated because I am at a plateau and I think some of it's because I got a new job so now I have two and am trying to figure out a schedule. I try to think about my progress whenever I feel like emotional eating.



DWROBERGE
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8/21/12 1:09 P

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DPOWERS18
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8/21/12 12:47 P

I have the opposite problem. When I am under a lot of stress it really hard for me to eat. Everything seems to make me feel sick.



DROPCONE
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8/21/12 12:32 P

I also battle the emotional eating! I find also that boredom leads to eating. I try to keep in mind that whatever it is that I'm trying to bury with food, food is not the answer to any problem except being hungry.



HELDER8
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8/21/12 12:23 P

Count me in too! Even when I'm eating it makes me feel guilty. I'm trying very hard to overcome this, but it's slow going so far.



KNUCKLES145
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8/21/12 11:22 A

I am so with you all. I'm trying very hard to to even have stuff that tempts me in the house.



MISALINDA
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8/21/12 11:03 A

I used to have this vicious cycle. I would be emotional, eat, feel guilty, purge, still be emotional and guilty, binge some more, more guilt, purge, etc. (Not just skinny people are bulimic.) I know not all emotional eating results in purging, but most of it results in the guilt. It just isn't healthy any way you do it.

I decided it was not healthy. So now I don't turn to food when I'm emotional. And if I do I try to make sure it's something healthy. A big salad, a veggie tray, fruit.

You have to make a decision, will eating this fix things? Will it make me feel better? The answer is usually no, so why bother. Get some cardio in, that helps.

Good luck, all!



TIG123GER
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8/21/12 9:05 A

Emotional eating is definitely my downfall - upset, angry, depressed...food is comfort and soothing and something for me so I turn to it. Thus, I'm fat and that makes me upset, angry, and depressed so it's a vicious circle!



AMALLECO
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8/21/12 9:02 A

oh yes. i will eat anything bad for me to get back at my emotions. blah. feeling good today though. i allow myself some treats now and then to curb the sugar cravings...



DOOBIE893
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8/21/12 8:43 A

I am also challenged with emotional eating. emoticon

Edited by: DOOBIE893 at: 8/21/2012 (08:43)


MAGGI1986
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8/21/12 7:34 A

Sometimes I get upset with my husband, and I just find food as the best way out. I know its not the best thing to do, as emotional eating does not solve any problem, it just makes you fatter and fatter ...

I am working on this for the past few months now... I won't let anything determine my future!



 
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