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Tame the Emotional Eating Beast for Good

3 Ways to Get Back on Track

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  • This is a fantastic article. I always thought that there was no way to deal with my emotional eating but the tools that this article gave me are exactly what I needed. Thank you! I have saved this to my favorites and plan on using the ideas in this article on a regular basis.
    - 1/27/2012 9:40:05 PM
  • This is a fantastic article. I always thought that there was no way to deal with my emotional eating but the tools that this article gave me are exactly what I needed. Thank you! I have saved this to my favorites and plan on using the ideas in this article on a regular basis.
    - 1/27/2012 9:36:51 PM
  • Loving these ideas! Ive been having such trouble with my "beast".. GREAT article and much needed on my end! - 1/27/2012 2:30:52 PM
  • Excellent article - I have such a bad habit of eating just because I am bored. It leads to mindless munching on the couch. My resolution is to only eat at the table! Thanks - 1/27/2012 1:07:53 PM
  • Fantastic article! Thank you. I think we've all heard those steps in managing emotional eating, but I've never heard it described as having its own entity and treating it as such. I'm thinking that seeing it that way, it may be easier for me to try some of the steps to avoid putting food into my mouth. I wish I'd had this article yesterday! The beast reared its ugly head last night. : ( - 1/27/2012 11:33:31 AM
  • Great article. I think it will be helpful to give the emotions a "physical" entity, such as the beast. Thanks! - 1/27/2012 11:18:48 AM
  • Thank you so much, Dean! You have just put into perspective what I have been struggling to understand for the past several months. I do "feel" like a different person when I am eating emotionally! The past few months have been so stressful -- had to start working ninety hours a week to pay back a debt from a failed farming venture, serious troubles with a teenage son and a health scare. I've gained back 15 pounds of the 80 I lost. I am determined NOT to go back there, so I am taking one step forward, again, today and plan to try out your suggestions on the "beast" immediately. - 1/27/2012 10:45:36 AM
  • Until recently, I did not believe that I was an emotional eater. I have begun to see that there are indeed times that I eat emotionally. It is great to have information like this to help put this type of eating in my past! - 9/24/2011 12:09:52 PM
  • What a kind and simple way to view this 'NEEEDY' part of myself that really just wants to make everything better, but keeps making things worse in the meantime. Great tactics and good every day analogies for things like stimulous response and such.

    Thanks!
    dD - 8/14/2011 11:52:48 AM
  • What a great article. I love the term "waking the beast" as that is exactley what it feels like, it describes the whole binge thing so well. Even better I think the tool suggested to tame the beast are very useful and practicle, I certainly will be putting them to use next time the beast awakens! - 7/14/2011 11:37:52 AM
  • A really great book to read on this topic is Laurel Mellon's "Wired for Joy" - 5/29/2011 4:32:44 PM
  • TINADOUS
    I so relate to this! - 5/5/2011 3:51:16 PM
  • Finally!! Someone who is writing words that make sense about the seemingly senseless issues I have with food! I've read so many other books and essays on emotional eating, but they just seem like a bunch of psycho babble mumbo jumbo (that may work for many others!) to me. This may be the first time that someone's given me an ACTUAL TOOL TO USE!
    I look forward to reading more of your articles and putting your words into action.
    THANK YOU!! - 5/5/2011 12:10:08 PM
  • CELLISTA1
    Thank-you so much for this series. It is really helpful because it really hits home. I've blogged here on Spark about the Evil Robot that takes over my brain once in awhile. It is good to know that shifting into a different persona is actually real, that it is a recognized psychological phenomenon, and that others experience that sensation too.

    An important strategy for me is to recognize the Evil Robot and when the episode is over, to go right back to my "real" self and continue on my Spark path. - 5/4/2011 1:03:48 PM
  • LDMBAKER
    Re: "Tame the Beast": one of the best, most useful articles I've read. Really a BIG help for me. My additional tip: I use a kitchen timer, set for 20 minutes (the amount of time it takes for the brain to recognize "fullness"), and leave the kitchen, promising myself a reward if I wait out the 20 minutes. I tried it this a.m. and it worked!!!

    Thanks,
    M. Baker - 5/4/2011 11:53:06 AM

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