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Old 09-17-2012, 10:15 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Additional ideas to cutoff the urge to emotionally eat:

Go for a 5 minute walk
Walk up and down stairs for 5 minutes
Drink a glass of water (preferably w/ lemon or lime)
Go to a quiet area & take 10-20 deep breaths
Get a wonderful smelling lotion or essential oil & apply it, then breath
The quick puzzle is a great idea
Go clean something, anything (preferably outside the kitchen)

Lastly - if you need to give in, it's not the worst thing in the world. Emotional eating is a learned coping mechanism that is sometimes helpful. The point isn't to stop it all together, but to reduce the number of episodes. GOOD LUCK!
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