As I am working through the book and using the chapter guides, I am finding so many more articles to read. Many have given me room for thought, but this one I really like with the senario of the BEAST. To think of your emotional trigger as a Beast and needing to be handled in a positive way, really gives me some direction. Also, thinking of it as a child that needs comforted with special handling, brings out the loving side of me. I too need the comfort and love of myself during these situations.
Wow, there are times when the stress just kicks in and immediately the two things I want most are sleep and food. Both can be very damaging to my well being and it is difficult to know how much to give in, if at all. I liked the reminder about keeping the kitchen stocked with healthy options just in case I give in.
These strategies don't just apply to emotional eating. I don't really have issues with that. Smoking, however, is another story. I'll try these to help me cut down/quit giving in to my own emotional Beast.
This helps. I like how those unwanted cravings are referred to 'The Beast.' Right now at this very moment, I'm craving something. I just ate, so there is no reason to let 'the beast' win. This article is great!
I have just demolished half a packet of biscuits through my emotions a few minutes before reading this - just too late! But cried when I read this - i'd be a supermodel (haha) if I could curb this emotional eating beastie! Thanks :D
This is a great article and really helps put a concrete spin on something so abstract as emotional eating. I actually just logged on to SP hoping to find something like this at this very moment, and I just learned, I effectively played the stalling game with my beast :) This is truly a fantastic article and it really, really helped me get through my latest temptation with the beast...thank you!!!
I have felt this beast inside too many times. I will do well and then all of a sudden here it comes telling me that one piece of cake or pie will be okay. I wind up eating 2. Then I feel guilty because I have let myself down and then I say I will not do this tommorow and sometimes I don't but then 2 days later the beast comes back and I have to start all over again.
I'm committing to home improvements. I'm planting a vegetabel garden and instead of hiring someone to plow up a spot for it I'm digging it with hand tools. This works off calories and helps me focus on something aside from the stress. I'm also planning to do some indoor work(painting and putting down tile) that will be good stimulation for body and mind.
Great Article!!! I find myself doing well all day and blowing it at the end of the day. I think it is due to needing to "blow off steam" and I have always used food to do that. I will try the tips and see how it works.
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