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MUMSEY5
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2/17/13 3:03 P

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Drink lots of water. If you must comfort eat make sure you have fruit near by. I find reaching for a banana is a great fuller. I also find that when I need to comfort eat for emotional reasons I am better off forcing myself to go for a walk

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2/11/13 3:34 P

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i too am working through grief for my father who I cared for for 41/2/ years plus other issues..i think grief sets its own time line and is a very individual process.
just try to remind your self that food is your drug of choice and that drugs will never heal the grief just delay them .
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2/11/13 4:43 A

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My husband died very suddenly and unexpectedly just before Xmas - just after having his breakfast and enjoying a coffee and a chat.

I think the thing to remember is that eating is NOT going to take the pain away. It is also NOT going to bring that person back. I have coped by looking at photos, talking to his photo, and strange as it may seem, playing The Rolling Stones and Elton John to him (his ashes are just above the stereo, and his photo is beside his cask. I was never overly fussed on them, altho' I didn't mind them. I apologized to him the other day when I put Billie Holiday on, but enjoyed the tape. I have also talked with friends and family about him, and about how he died. It all helps to relieve that urge to do something, which in your case ends up poking food into your mouth. Remember, your doing that could quite likely compromise your own health/weight efforts.

Below is a link that you may find helpful:
www.helpguide.org/mental/grief_loss.htm

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Hi all,

A week ago my beloved uncle died of cancer. He was 46 and has two beautiful school age children. His death has impacted everyone who knew him. He was an extraordinary man.

Unfortunately over the last several days I feel like I've been stuffing myself with food which has been available in copious quantities as the family has gathered together for the funeral. I have only just begun my new commitment to a healthier lifestyle and am now feeling bloated an disgusting. It seems very difficult to get back on the wagon...

I'm wondering if anyone has managed to fight comfort eating and if so could you share your stories please? I'd also love to hear what motivates you when things seem bleak?

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