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Emotional eating ...Then versus now

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I am an emotional eater at times...Always have been.. Before Spark People, my emotional eating would be in the form of cookies, chips, etc. Basically, the typical comfort foods....On my quest to health, I started consuming LOTS of veggies, fruit, seeds, nuts, beans, etc.... These foods provide me with soooooo many good nutrients, that I rarely crave the other foods... So, now, when I am upset... I tend to turn to healthy goodies like stuffed grape leaves or homemade Lara bars. I will consume more of these than normal, but not enough to cause me to binge. emoticon
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OUTDOOR-FUN 9/14/2013 3:00PM

    Wonderful and inspirational! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MEXGAL1 2/20/2013 11:00AM

    Isn't it just great when you no longer crave the crap!
Woo hoo!
Have a terrific day!

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BILL60 2/20/2013 8:37AM

    Way to go!!

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FEMISLIM 2/19/2013 10:58PM

    It's not an easy road but we will get ther with determination.

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GOING-STRONG 2/19/2013 7:35PM

    Wonderful that you have been able to find food that satisfy those urges. That is worth a lot and definitely will help you with maintenance.

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MJREIMERS 2/19/2013 6:53PM

    You've truly made a lifestyle change! You are living proof that it can be done! emoticon Now, you can set the example for others. You should be so proud of yourself! emoticon

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CLPURNELL 2/19/2013 6:36PM

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VICKI-BISHOP56 2/19/2013 5:19PM

  I'm not so much an emotional eater as I am a boredom eater. emoticon emoticon

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THINAGIN2 2/19/2013 5:10PM

    I say that's a job
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Keep on keeping on!

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KING_SLAYER 2/19/2013 4:37PM

    Turning a negative into a positive! If you're going to occasionally have a mini binge, it might as well be on nutritious foods!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/19/2013 4:19PM

    I've never tried stuffed grape leaves...will have to check it out.

One of my favorite healthy foods when I want to binge are frozen dark cherries. Yum!

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DSJB9999 2/19/2013 3:59PM

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POPSY190 2/19/2013 3:34PM

    I've found this is the answer for me as well. Always have plenty of nutritious food in stock and although I might overeat at least it's not as bad as it might have been. My husband had a stroke a couple of weeks ago, ambulances, hospitals, we had visitors, plumber and electrician = stress in a big way. And I overate, of course, but only fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

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OAKBORN 2/19/2013 3:10PM

    Good choices! Good for you! I still struggle with the emotional/tired/bored eating too! But I am concentrating on what I choose and allow myself to indulge from time to time.

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MARTY728 2/19/2013 2:33PM

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RSKMOM 2/19/2013 2:17PM

  I just re-started my healthy life journey.. Thanks for sharing, so that someday maybe I can say the same thing!

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