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Stress, anxiety and food

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

This week I discovered the benefit of logging meticulously every thing I eat...was getting so discouraged and frustrated with the scale, but then thru observing my logs discovered that a lot of calories were coming via mindless emotional eating :-( It was an uncomfortable reality and I'm brainstorming what healthy alternatives to food there are too use during times of extra stress in life... One I've been using this week is gum, and got drinks have always been a "go-to) but they can pack a lot of calories...since is the simple thing of a got drink that helps I switched, as of today to green tea and Stevia...but, still there's times when the anxiety is so high that I feel like I need more... After the discouragement with it this past week I feel like I'm more determined and aware this time...
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    Long ago I decided I would not drink another calorie (after my morning coffee and 4 ounces of OJ)
    It made quite a difference.
    Tracking is the best way to hold ourselves accountable. I also have a food scale since portion distortion is a problem of mine.

    Anxiety has also been a life long battle for me. I come by it genetically.
    We both know that overeating or eating junk food won't make it better.
    As for alternatives.
    I go for a walk or eat some protein (I like peanut butter).
    As a last resort, I do have a generic xanax prescription. It's funny but knowing that I have it and CAN take one if I can't handle the anxiety another way usually means that I don't need to take it at all. It's like a security blanket and 30 pills can last me 6 months or even more.

    Good luck and stay connected.
    1532 days ago
    You are not alone! Hang in there!
    1532 days ago
  • BODOGG32
    Great job!
    1532 days ago
    Determination and awareness are what will guide you to find what works!
    1532 days ago
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