I found a list of what you eat = the emotion. then when I found myself heading for anyone of them through happy/sad/bored/frustrated/scared emotions I would do an activity that counteracted the feeling. It works. I also took walks every time I felt the need to eat without hunger being the reason.
Here is the list.
Food.............issue.......what you need to do.
Ice-cream - depressed - need to be soothed.
(maybe take a hot bubbly bath)
Salted nuts - stressed - take things more in your stride.
(break what you are doing into smaller doable pieces so you can finish what you start)
Spiced foods - restless/agitated - get more spice in your life.
(get a friend/hubby/child and do something different)
Sweets&chocolate - feeling childlike - self-talk from your inner adult side.
(remind yourself as an adult that you will keep the weight on if you give in to sweets then have a fruit...the sweeter the better)
Big portions - unable to cope - need support.
(talk to a trusted friend or delegate)
Creamy/cheesy foods - lack of self-esteem - get some good feedback from friends.
(ask a trusted friend/spouse/child what they really like about you)
Caffeine - need energy - do some physical exercise.
(even if you go to the loo at work and jump up and down quietly for 2mins)
Alcohol - need to block out all emotions/maybe dealing with unresolved issues - self management required.
(buy alcohol in small doses. If it isn't there, you cant drink it.Manage yourself)
You can add your own stuff in the (bracket area) but establish what your problem is right then by what you are craving and take appropriate action.
I will NOT run emotionally from compliments and hide in fat layers for protection.
| current weight: 239.0