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6/10/11 5:33 A

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Exhaustion, boredom, anger and stress are all triggers for me. I also tend to be a social eater, coming from a large family....food is love and happiness and whenever there is a family gathering there is always a ton of food around!

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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,175
6/9/11 7:32 P

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# 2 -Emotional

Stress can triger it and still does.
Worries: I used to worry too much about things that are not so important, or situations that I've no control of, or can not change the situation/problem.
Now I don't let myself get worried. It isn't worth the price I have to pay = stress.
Being too tired after a long busy day, I feel I need an award for my hard work, and food used to be the answer.



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6/9/11 3:42 P

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Emotional. I noticed if I'm busy, I don't even think about eating until I'm actually hungry. If I'm bored, I tend to want to munch and nibble on things.

I overeat when I'm procrastinating. If I need to do something and am putting it off, I find myself going through the fridge and cupboards!

My Mom (who I dearly love) can trigger an overeating episode with me real fast. I'm aware of it and watch my choices when she's around.

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6/9/11 2:57 P

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My triggers are all the ones you mentioned.

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"All things work together for the good of those who love the Lord, and are called according to His purpose."

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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,175
6/9/11 1:37 P

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What Emotions Trigger YOU to Eat?
When we can learn how to deal with our emotions, weight loss and maintenance would be easier to sustain.

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emoticon emoticon Learn what emotions can trigger overeating.

According to WebMDHealth, 75% of overeating is caused by emotions. (my guess was 99%)

emoticon emoticon Situations and emotions that trigger us to eat fall into five main categories.

1. Social. Eating when around other people. For example, excessive eating can result from being encouraged by others to eat; eating to fit in; arguing; or feelings of inadequacy around other people.

2. Emotional. Eating in response to boredom, stress, fatigue, tension, depression, anger, anxiety or loneliness as a way to "fill the void."

3. Situational. Eating because the opportunity is there. For example, at a restaurant, seeing an advertisement for a particular food, passing by a bakery. Eating may also be associated with certain activities such as watching TV, going to the movies or a sporting event, etc.

4. Thoughts. Eating as a result of negative self-worth or making excuses for eating. For example, scolding oneself for looks or a lack of will power.

5. Physiological. Eating in response to physical cues. For example, increased hunger due to skipping meals or eating to cure headaches or other pain.






Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 6/9/2011 (13:43)
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