Make A Deal With That Little Emotional Eater In You!
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Make a deal with the emotional eating monster that resides in the back of your mind! Whenever you are fighting it calm down work through the emotion and then make a deal that you have to do an extra workout or clean the whole house before you can have that craving. Don't sell yourself short though!
Think of the monster in you as a little child. If they have to do something they don't like to do to get what they want they are less discouraged to want it. Just make sure the deal doesn't leave you hanging and keep what you eat in check. Limit it to the portion size recommended or less.
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I'm an emotional eater. I eat to celebrate and to comfort and to stuff. I know this and I accept that changing this is a process. I need to find other ways to celebrate, comfort, and deal with life events and making those changes will take time. I have to accept this journey and keep trying.
Recently I fell off the weight loss track. I was off for a few days due to disappointment at a plateau and then I was sick. But, after not tracking for 4 days I realized how important this journey was to me, and I started doing it again. If I just keep doing that, I'll reach my goal eventually.
As an emotional eater, I realized that my go-to food was any kind of sweet. I found that I could fulfill that urge with a "healthy sweet" like a few frozen grapes or some orange slices to satisfy my craving at the same time as analyzing why I was emotional. Less calories, more emotional awareness!
I had to say this out loud to myself because not even that long ago I was a binge eater, only thinking about food literally all day long! Now that I don't think about that anymore, it is amazing how I have bettered myself by thinking of other things that are more important and actually dealing with my emotional problems instead of feeding them. I cannot begin to explain how sparkpeople helped me realize that. I am a sparker for life!
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