"...maybe you just get bored, or start feeling a little anxious because there is nothing going on to distract you from that vague sense of impending doom that always seems to be lurking just under the surface. Even that little bit of free-floating anxiety can be enough to wake the Beast up and set it on the prowl for something to eat."
--Great, insightful article and this quote struck home with me so much. It captures exactly what happens with me sometimes and I couldn't have put it in such fitting words like this. It's actually comforting for me to know that this feeling happens to other people so much that you have described it here. From my own experience and talking with family and friends about this, I actually think this "free-floating anxiety" is much more common and a cause of emotional eating than some climactic, dramatic experience.
- 6/8/2010 11:51:40 AM