Thursday, May 02, 2013
I learned how to identify emotional eating cravings and differentiate them from physical hunger.
Emotional eating will cause you to all of a sudden crave something. Fried chicken, ice cream, pizza, chinese food, and so on.
Physical hunger will be gradual and can be postponed for a little bit.
That's the BIGGEST one right there.
The second biggest is GUILT.
Emotional eating leads to a whole bunch of guilt, while satisfying physical hunger does no such thing.
Another thing is the difference between appetite and hunger.
Appetite is your mind telling you you WANT to eat.
Hunger is the body's natural defense against starvation, and tells you that you NEED to eat.
That being said, I wonder why I emotionally crave greek olives?! I just got the biggest craving for them. I want them so bad right now. I feel like I'm going to die if I don't get them, but I'm going to have to deal with it because, surprise, we don't HAVE any! (Thank god. I'd eat the whole container.)
I have to keep all of my danger foods out of the house.
And to think, all of this was brought on by not even a full pound of weight gain. In fact, it wasn't even half a pound since yesterday. It's .2 pounds. That's it. .2 pounds. And for some reason, I'm still getting anxiety about the whole thing. I thought I was past all of that.