Hi. I joined the team a while ago but just was not ready to do anything yet. However, I am definitely committed to tackling my emotional eating. Check out the Message Board Hot Topic on the main Sparkpage feed that shows up on the right side of the page. I posted the simple question of: How do you stop emotional eating? I was surprise that my posting has showed up here and grateful that they posted it here as several members have shared some great information about what they are doing and what works for them.
Please go to the Message Board Hot Topics and share how you stop emotional eating. Thanks!
Here is what I posted in case you are interested but are unable to find my post on the Message Board:
How do you stop emotional eating?
My biggest challenge is emotional eating. I tend to eat too much when I am sad, upset, angry or scared. Emotional eating is hard to get control of especially since I tend to do it without even realizing I am eating out of an emotional need rather then because I am actually hungry.
Even when I am just eating a regular meal, I tend to eat larger portion sizes as it gives me something to do other then confront or deal with the emotional turmoil in my life.
I am constantly struggling with emotional eating. I often turn to food in order to create a sense of comfort, love and understanding. These are definitely not the "right" reasons to eat and often involve eating things that are full of fat and sugar. Anything with chocolate leads to my complete undoing!
All this emotional eating takes its toll as it also leaves me feeling tired, too full to feel like exercising, causes stomach-aches and headaches as well as keeps me hovering around 180 pounds year after year!
What do you do to avoid emotional eating? What activities to you participate in to avoid emotional eating?
How did you conquer your emotional eating?
| current weight: 176.2