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Emotional Eating

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

I just read the Spark article "9 Ways to Control Emotional Eating". It was a good one to read since I am reeling from yet another tragedy in my family. I am getting so much better in controlling emotional eating. I did have things I know are not part of my plan- diet soda and chips- but the triumph for me here is that I was able to not eat the whole bag! For me this is quite an achievement because I ate the entire bag each time for decades. Part of my emotional eating problem involved being a closet eater (eating in secret) but I ate the chips in front of my husband, who is thankfully non-judgemental but supportive of my goals. Not trying to conceal my binge was a relief
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    I'm so sorry you're going through a tough time, but yay, You, on curbing the emotional eating. That's a biggie!!

    Love, Ginger
    1627 days ago
    Not eating the whole bag is a HUGE accomplishment, I can't keep them in my home for that reason. emoticon
    1627 days ago
    I am really sorry that you are having to deal with so much tragedy lately. But I do know all about eating in secret, and it is a huge accomplishment that you weren't hiding. You can do this!
    1628 days ago
  • A_SIZE6
    Great job on conquering the binge and not eating the whole bag.
    1629 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    Good moves! We CAN learn to eat all normal foods sanely, and an experience of eating the chips in a reasonable quantity is really valuable! If you're really trying to reduce bingeing/emotional eating, rather than just losing weight, I think you did just the right thing. I don't really see a reason those foods in small can't be part of an eating plan for now. Eventually, they may lose their attraction and can be dropped without much effort. There's nothing like repeated experiences of moderation, even if it's hard to stick to, to lay down a new habit. emoticon
    1629 days ago
    Great job on conquering the emotional side--it's so very hard to do sometimes. I'm an emotional eater myself and it's a constant rein-in on my eating. Take care and I hope things get better for you soon! emoticon
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