LC Tip of the Day #221
Monday, December 12, 2016
Emotional Eater? The need to take positive action of any kind while avoiding negative action is essential. Develop a list ahead of time of things that will distract you, improve your mood, get you doing anything but reaching for food in order to have some realistic alternatives close at hand so you don't have to think of them in your more difficult moments. Perhaps you could write these options on small slips of paper and put them in a little box or jar. Then, when you need an alternative to compulsive eating, all you have to do is resolve to pick something and do it, no matter what it is. You can even turn it into a game where you get three picks, but you must do the last one you pull out of the jar.