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De-Stress in 3 Minutes or Less
Stop Emotional Eating Before It Starts
9/25/2012 4:18:07 PM
This is a good article and one that I can relate to my job as a parking warden and animal officer. With the stress in the office and never know when u will be reported for a minor incident of how u talk to people and they take offence or someone accosting you because they are having a bad day or being threatened because u have to seize their dog. Those points will help me de-stress and not dwell on the situation for longer than need be. When it comes to food... I don't think that I emotionally eat due to stress... I walk about 6-8kms per day due to my job and the smells that whoof out of the shops is sometimes very hard to resist... but if I don't carry money with me then I cannot stop and buy... very good solution not to buy food when not hungry. Hope that makes sense!!
Oh how I needed to read this today. Especially since yesterday I ate non-stop in an effort to smother feelings I did not want to deal with. After reading this, I feel so much better about myself and the situation.
Great article! Thank you. I am a huge emotional eater. I think I eat emotionally or "stress" related probably 75% of the time.
7/15/2012 2:56:32 PM
Wow your son was lucky, and thank God for you. Sometimes kids are pressured by their peers that they just want to prove that they aren't afraid of the consequences or just don't think of it. Glad to here your son is doing well.
I just printed this article. Two days ago my 17 year old son got alcohol poisoning, ended up being taken by ambulance from the Calgary Stampede grounds and in the hospital - he came this close to dying. We knew he was out and we knew he would be drinking (legal age in Alberta is 18 and he will be 18 in a couple of months), but as the 4th kid of 5, we trusted him to be responsible. We have always told the kids that you can have fun without drinking and that it is stupid to get to a point where you have no control. Anyways, his heart stopped, he stopped breathing, he had to be intubated and he had to have a catheter. His sister picked him up at the hospital yesterday morning. What an emotional morning! He talked about how much pressure he was under and how we gave him every opportunity and he had screwed up so badly. It broke my heart to hear him talk about himself like that and how he felt he had let everyone down - we don't feel like that. Anyways, we will obviously have to take some time and talk to him about all the stress he is feeling and how he can better deal with it. Thanks for this article - maybe we can work on learning to destress together. Me, I was good all day - but last night definitely hit the emotional eating binge. On the plus side - turkey pepperoni, Greek yogurt, fruit.......but.......my poor baby. His negative self talk reminded me so much of where I was and how much I used to beat myself up over being fat, ugly, stupid, useless.....
I found this article to be very true and helpful I will definitely think before I put food in my mouth, I am an emotional eater and have been for a long time, I realize now that it is just an excuse for sabotaging myself, (yes I got all of that out of that article) I am very glad I read this article..
I found the following mantra on Pinterest, and it really spoke to my heart regarding emotional eating. I have it posted on my refrigerator at home and above my desk at work: DON'T GIVE UP WHAT YOU WANT MOST FOR WHAT YOU WANT NOW. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it has helped me stay focused when I have wanted to give in to emotional eating. Good luck everyone!
This article is just what I've needed. I currenlty live with someone who doesn't practice the same eating habits as me. I use to over eat with this person, but decided that my weight gain wouldn't go away until I cut back on my calorie intakes. When ever I feel an urge to emotionally eat. I take a moment to think of the consequences. I use to drink more coffee when I felt down, but now. I meditate, and not let the other person persuade me to eat too much. Taking deep breaths has also helped me.
9/13/2011 6:11:04 PM
I find Dean Anderson's articles to be very helpful. Please continue to share what he writes.
this is such a practicle and no-nonsense way of approaching this big issue for most of us. I have learned a lot from meditation, and I am starting gentle yoga for those with chronic pain. I use visualization to help "program" my body to go in that direction. Realize that we keep playing those old tapes and they can be our undoing. WONDERFUL article. Save it...Print it out, but keep it to read in times of stress.
This is a great article! There are so many times that I can really use the 3-minute technique. Not just with eating but in life in general. I am going to save this article so I can have it to come back to whenever I feel really stressed out and overwhelmed!
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