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Emotional Eating 101


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

If I ever had any doubts that a lot of my overeating is emotionally based, this week is demonstrating it to the max. What I am noticing is that I am not only not overeating, but I'm not really all that hungry. I was going to make vegetable beef soup for dinner last night, and realized when it was time to make it that I wasn't really very hungry for it. Instead, I had a big salad with some grilled chicken breast on top of it. It lasted me the entire evening (I usually am feeling snackish by 9PM). It wasn't the healthiest diet in the world, but what impresses me is that I'M NOT HAVING THE URGE TO EAT ALL THE TIME!!

I have gotten a few things done around the house, and need to get up and do some more. I have a committee meeting tonight, and haven't even started to get ready for it--but hey, I have the whole rest of the day, right? Tomorrow I am going to lunch with my daughter and have Choral Union rehearsal in the evening, so think I am just going to stay in town and mess around. I have a few errands to run (things like buying kitty litter and stopping by work to check for anything that absolutely has to be taken care of now--blech) but then I am going to go to some of the local art galleries, go to Hobby Lobby, generally mess around town doing nothing much of use except for its enjoyment value.

Guess I should get done with my committee stuff while I am on the computer, then get up and do some stuff around the house. Ho-Hum. Maybe. If I feel like it.
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NORASPAT 10/11/2012 11:53AM

    I have frequently posted on this site I very rarely feel hungry and all of a sudden, i want to eat food too.
There have been a lot of recent stresses and disappointments and I am certain that is the problem for me. I never thought about emotional eating I also never thought about the medical issues the family is facing.

I am happy to have been reading the book I reviewed it said it quite well that is a big cause of always feeling like you are hungry for food when you are just hungry for satisfaction. That is my take on it. If my hands are busy they cannot find anything to eat and If they do there is only nutritious food here.
However I can easily eat too much fruit. I am planning to put carrot sticks out ready and see if they help. HUGS Pat in Maine.
ENJOY THE REST of your Vacation time. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STITCH4EVER 10/10/2012 1:36PM

    HEY! HAVE YOU SEEN THAT NEW LITTER GENIE ADVERTISED ON TV? IT WORKS JUST LIKE THE DIAPER GENIE FOR BABY DIAPERS. YOU SCOOP THE SOLID WASTE (OR CLUMPS IF YOU USE CLUMPING LITTER) AND PUT IT IN THE TOP OF THE GENIE. THEN YOU PULL OUT THIS LITTLE SHELF HANDLE AND IT DROPS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE BAG LINED GENIE. WHEN THE BAG IS FULL, YOU JUST SEAL IT AND REPLACE IT WITH A NEW ONE. IT HAS A DEODORIZER IN THE LID. IF I STILL HAD MY KITTY, I WOULD DEFINITELY BUY ONE!
ERIN

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HUNGRYWOMAN2 10/10/2012 12:24PM

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I agree. Many individuals will eat out of boredom. My significant other does.
I will too, to a certain extent, however, for me it is when there are stresses or other issues involved, and the eating just is an impulse.
You have one of the best solutions-refocus.
It sounds as though you are extremely busy-barely enough time to eat. emoticon emoticon
I needed this today-Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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