Ooh this is a big problem for me. I come from an Italian family and I love to cook. It seems every event - happy or sad - is accompanied with food. I also know I cook to show people love.
I can't say I've done much to change this, except I cook healthier foods. My best friend and I now try to plan an event we like to celebrate, such as seeing a film or walking along the river. We've also taken to making a big production out of "having tea." We both have special tea cups that we especially love and a pal of mine bought some incredible herbal blends at a tea shoppe - heady scents of vanilla, rose, blueberry etc. waft up as it is steeping. We make a couple of big mugs and savor them. It is not entirely free of "food" but it is a shift from going out for a vanilla latte and a pastry.
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us
are looking at the stars"
| Pounds lost: 8.0