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Tame the Emotional Eating Beast for Good

3 Ways to Get Back on Track

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  • The first time I read this article, I liked it and gave the strategies a try. They worked...up to a point. After reading it a second time, I realized that the tips are a starting point, but will not solve the emotion eating problem for good, because they work against the "Beast" and not with it. The "Beast" is trying to communicate its wisdom. There is much to learn from the "Beast" if we will only listen. I wrote a blog post expressing my insights: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
    ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=6062344 - 5/21/2016 7:34:35 AM
  • I did this twenty years ago when I stopped smoking and it worked. Never thought to do it to stop the munchies! - 5/14/2016 3:16:34 AM
  • Good points, but they all go out the window when you're waiting on the results of a biopsy that will tell whether you have cancer or not. You'll do anything, and I mean anything, to alleviate the stress. - 5/13/2016 11:44:37 AM
  • terrific metaphor. you really nailed what it feels like. - 5/13/2016 10:45:20 AM
  • I'll be honest. The photo in this article made me crave glazed donuts. - 4/7/2016 10:46:45 AM
  • I find that eating high fiber food and eating healthy snacks, not waiting too long between eating, helps me. If I don't feel starving all of a sudden, I make better choices. Planning dinner ahead of time and having everything ready at a reasonable time makes a big difference to me, too. - 1/5/2016 10:50:38 PM
  • That was the best description I've ever read of what I feel like when I start to binge eat. Just knowing I'm not the only one who experiences this was very comforting. - 1/5/2016 7:37:52 PM
  • JUDYITHE
    Thanks for a great article that gave me a lot to think about and some coping mechanisms that I am going to use. - 1/5/2016 4:30:29 PM
  • I loved the article it really helps me understands in a better way . The beast has been out for a long time and now it is time to put it back in the cage . It's been a struggle for me but I am taking one day at a time. - 1/5/2016 1:45:53 PM
  • This is a great way to explain it. I do have a beast - I now need to recognize and IGNORE her. One step at a time. - 1/5/2016 11:13:02 AM
  • Good article. I like calling it "the Beast". I've gone as far as naming my "Beast" and sometimes talking back to her - when I'm alone. ;) - 1/5/2016 8:32:42 AM
  • Another approach would be to eliminate all wheat from your diet, and I mean ALL of it, including hidden sources, for 2 weeks. You will guaranteed have reduced cravings for carbs. Modern wheat contains opiates that cause you to crave more of it. - 12/30/2015 11:31:10 AM
  • This is the spot-on system I will use forever. When I first started on this lighten up path, I figured out most of the steps, but since I succeeded 3/4 of the way & started back sliding, I forgot them. You've given me fuel to again travel onward & liter. A million thanks. - 3/22/2015 3:42:34 PM
  • SEENA13
    Great Article - 3/1/2015 10:32:16 PM
  • I hope this article is going to stick with me - maybe thinking of my bouts with cravings as the "beast" - something to talk to and challenge - will be helpful. My problem is that of getting "a taste in my mouth for something", not really knowing what and eating some of everything trying to satisfy it. Thanks for a really good article. - 3/1/2015 12:30:41 PM

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