Honestly, the best way I have found to cope with emotional eating, I learned while I was attending therapy for an eating disorder I have since overcome for almost two years now. I'm a very visual & tactile person, so in a perfect world, when I'm upset, I make art. Paint, sketch, doodle, sculpt, knit. Whatever I feel or write. Writing worked for me today.
I work with my boyfriend & we argue sometimes at work. Today was a particularly explosive one & though we usually keep it professional, we had a pretty loud confrontation in front of my coworkers & without going into detail, afterward, all I wanted to do was go home & crawl under a rock somewhere....of course we take the same car, so that was out of the cards. Someone brought donuts in & even though I'm not a huge sweet fan, all I wanted to do was dive right into them. So I told myself that if I do something to vent for 5 minutes & I still feel like having a donut, I would. So I got myself a cup of herbal tea, which I sweetened with Stevia, sat at my desk & just started writing everything I felt. Spewing out on paper everything that was making my hands shake & my eyes water. After about 5 minutes of this exercise, you'd be shocked how just putting it down on paper (or typing it in Microsoft word) can calm you. A few minutes later, my beaux & I talked things out calmly, made up, & I was able to continue with my work day.
Another technique I really like is something called cognitive behavioral therapy, but that's a long story, so google should be able to help with that one.
Eve if you do slip up, which obviously everyone myself included does, just try to go easy on yourself. Forgive yourself & get back to treating your body & your mind like the beautiful temples they are :-)
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