# 3 Emotional Eating. That was a big one for me. There was always an undercurrent of anxiety that made me want to eat comfort foods like pasta. But once I released my negative emotions, it became much easier to lose the weight and keep it off. I'm down 30 lbs now and still dropping. I'm finally in control of what I put in my mouth and not the other way around. I feel like a different person : )
7/13/2012 7:14:05 AM
great article, great ideas, great inspiration
8/18/2011 12:58:20 PM
While I don't ask a restaurant to pack half my food before it is served I do separate my food in half and only eat half and then pack is up as leftovers. I have also started walking at least 3 times a week or more in our shopping mall before the stores open. Everyone walking waves to each other and smiles. It just makes me feel better about myself and forget any problems for a while.
This is a very nice article, with a myriad of useful tips, which are highly encouraging no matter who you are.
8/26/2009 10:58:08 PM
Thanks for the tips about eating out. Restaurants are my #1 diet downfall. Does anyone ask the waiter to wrap half of their meal before it's brought to the table? Do you get strange looks?
7/24/2009 11:56:52 AM
Awesome Ideas! Though most of us have been in this diet game for so long we think we have been there done that with everything. Only, seeing these ideas all together- like Cliff Notes- inspired me to print them out to take with me and read daily- until it becomes a natural part of my thought process! Thanks for a great article!
I can relate to the emotional eater. I see now that I eat more of the unhealthy foods when I am stressed out. Maybe I can push myself to drink more water when I think about putting something in my mouth.
Jibbie, that is cute. Reminds me of my baby brother (many years ago) who stood up in his crib and yelled, "Eat, Doey, eat!" (Doey was our big sister.) Many good ideas in this article but today it is not the most economical to buy instant and many prepared foods. Just lately, I discovered steel cut oats and found I could put them in small crockpot at night and they are ready for my husband and me in the morning. Adapted a good recipe from SP recipes. Leftovers heat up just fine for several more days.
Thanks for the breakfast idea to "pack the food" and have it about 9 A.M. That is SO good, because I have NEVER cared to eat first thing in the morning. My niece would make all of us laugh, because she'd get out of bed at 6 A.M. and come down the stairs at age 2, yelling "I want EGG, NOW, EGG, EGG." Then she'd climb up into her high chair and wait.
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