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Emotional Eating, Sometimes It Happens

Sunday, August 11, 2013

My boyfriend and I have been fighting the last couple of days, and it takes its toll on my emotions. So I had been craving chocolate donuts for the last few days and after some crying this morning I went and got some. The thing is, I can never just eat one or two, so I had tried to let the craving pass; but I ended up eating like 10. That was followed up with Taco Bell for lunch. I think I'm over it now, but I did some damage. And, like a lot of other people with emotional eating issues, I can never figure out why I do it. All I know is that I get upset or especially sad, then I make bad food choices. I know that exercise is supposed to make you feel better when you're down, so I try that cure sometimes, but it doesn't always last and until the issue gets resolved, then I still feel unhappy and "good" choices with food aren't so certain...
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    I'm an emotional eater too and my food of destruction on Monday was Taco Bell also lol! It's so hard to focus on healthy eating when you are very upset. It seems like it doesn't even matter at that point and that's what always gets me. But just remember in the end the unhealthy food will only make you even more unhappy! I know sometimes it doesn't work, but that's what I always tell myself! emoticon
    1678 days ago
    You're not alone. Realize you are going to make mistakes. It's a journey. Start tomorrow as a new day and make the best of it! emoticon
    1682 days ago
    I completely understand. I'm also an emotional eater. Here's a thought (something tha has worked for me in the past) when you feel that craving and need that chocolate doughnut, go out and buy only one. Wait till you get home, then cut it in half. Put half away, somewhere out of immediate view, and enjoy the other half with a large glass of 1% or 2% milk. Then stop, leave the area, do something else (take a walk, call a friend, watch a movie, do a hobby...etc) and see if the craving passes.

    Hope that helps!
    1682 days ago
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    Sugar is my downfall, too. I have finally accepted that I can never have it. Good luck getting back on track tomorrow. emoticon emoticon
    1682 days ago
    oooo, I am an emotional eater too. Get yourself out of that donut cycle.
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